[LMB] Regrets, Miles had a few.....

Jennifer Johnson jennifer.johnson2557 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 18:16:34 BST 2016


Agree. In Komarr, he came to grips with what had been his biggest
regret in his Dendarii career - Beatrice falling out of the shuttle in
Borders of Infinity. But he got a couple of new regrets to go with it,
including his decision to not fast penta what's her name. Madame
Radovas.

On 9 October 2016 at 09:25, Jennifer Walker <jwlkr732 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 09, 2016 at 02:42:26AM +0000, Gwynne Powell wrote:
>>> Contest question: guess what Miles's top three bonehead actions are? We get
>>> one hint.
>>> Advice from Cordelia: "Forgive as you would be forgiven, and whatever you
>>> want to say, don?t leave it for too late.?
>>> Response from Miles: A dry laugh. ?That last was one of my top three, actually.?
>>>
>>>
>>> GP: I've been trying to think of Miles's possible mistakes. The problem is that
>>> most of his bad actions led eventually to a good outcome.
>
> De-lurking, and hopefully I didn't mess up the quote attribution. I read off digests and it makes responding kind of a slog. This is in response to Gwynne's musing about what Miles's possible mistakes are, and the following quote from Illvin's in Paladin of Souls. Wrong series, but I find it to be true enough in my own life that I remember it frequently:
>
> "I’ve made my share of mistakes, some”—he grimaced—“hideous indeed, as you well know. But it was the little, easy things—the kisses I did not give, and the love I did not speak, because there was no time, no place—and then, no chance . . . Surprisingly sharp sorrows those are, for their size. I think all our chances grow narrow, tonight. So I shall reduce my regrets—however brief—by one, at least . . .”
>
> I think for Miles that last skipped stop at Sergyar definitely makes the list. I'd be willing to bet that his other choices are similar small, easy actions. Easy, that is, until they aren't.
>
> Jen
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