April 18, 2012

I only know snippets of the language spoken on the world of Boad. One phrase occurs repeatedly from the earliest chronicles of Harpo all the way through those of Lace, Bekka and Plumly. ‘Sabeek orrun’ is the phrase, and it means ‘Practice patience’. Most often it spouts from the mouths of elders trying to calm the frantic fidgets of younglings. It’s good advice for anybody, though, young or old, on Earth or on Boad. I’ve muttered it to myself enough times, I can tell you. When you simply cannot wait to see the movie, go to the party, go on vacation to the lake, or even simply get to Saturday, take a deep breath and tell yourself to ‘sabeek orrun’. It works 42% of the time.

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