"I still react to attack with too extreme a response," Hirianthial said. "Even against people I know to be safe."Not the sort of insight I expect to find in an entertaining space opera, but welcome no matter where it shows up. Yes, living in the past ... a problem and we all do it.
"You are living in the past," Urise said. "We shall have to remedy that."
Hirianthial glanced at him. "Is that my problem?"
"It's everyone's problem," the priest said with that blend of humor and resignation common to the elderly. "Why should it not be yours?"
M.C.A. Hogarth, Rose Point