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Here we meet the King if Swords, and it doesn't look like he's in a great mood. His blue eyes glare out at us, as he leans forward. In his left hand he holds a sword hilt, with two crossed plumed quills, one black and one white. His other hand holds what may be the arm of his throne, or else some kind of seal of office. His face is craggy, his body well-muscles, the only softness is the little bird on the brow of his crown.
Someone strong and determined, then, sure of their own point of view. And yet, also someone who can hold in mind different perspectives and express themselves with tact, when they choose.
I can see how it would behoove me to emulate this King today. Stuck in meetings that are likely to be both complex and acrimonious, there are certainly other things I'd rather be doing. Still, if I can bring some calm objectivity into the room, it can but help.
I am grateful for a clear mind.