Today, though, we don't need to concern ourselves with that, as we meet Lady Justice. She sits on a golden throne placed in the middle of a path that seems to run between two high mountain peaks. In her right hand she holds a sword, in her left a scales. Her dress is pale blue, colour of clear communication. And she wears a golden crown on her head, indicating her state of enlightenment. She will weigh everything up and then come to a clear decision, a way to move forward. She is not swayed by status only by truth, and honours everyone involved in a situation, giving each respect and their fair due.
Today, I feel things are hanging in Lady Justice's balance. I am waiting for a response from my research tutor, having given him details of the new topic of my dissertation protocol. Of course, he's unlikely to respond over the weekend, so now I sit and wait.
In the meantime, I can weigh up for myself whether I have fairly balanced all the requisite elements. I hope, at least, to have a response from my mother, who used to be a university lecturer herself. I sent her the draft of the protocol, and would feel reassured to have her opinion, even if she suggests places where it needs tweaking. Although I know she loves me, she wouldn't say it was good if she thought I had a snowball's chance...
I am grateful for some external objectivity.