A hopeful truce

October 27, 2017

A truce is defined as such…..When two warring sides decide to call it quits — an agreement to end the fighting. It is not a peace agreement, it’s just an expression of intent to cease hostilities.

That is all it is…what comes after the truce is based entirely on how one conducts negotiations for the eventual peace agreement.

Today I stop here….I will not move forward another inch….for the moment at least.


‘South where the two rivers met to join as one to make its journey out to sea. This is where I will undertake not to cross the line. I have made it very clear that I will not expand beyond this line. I have issued tacit expressions to my business rivals that I have every intention to keep to all the covenants to keep my business only to the other side of this line. Meanwhile I have made it clear that I will not concede one millimetre to any of their terms on this side of the river. I bow to no one…I am the master and commander of this other domain that stands on the other side this river. No one should ever dictate terms as to how I choose to conduct my affairs on this side of the river.

Recently someone asked me – can we not try to set aside our differences and work together? I told this person let us take it one step at a time…after all what’s the need to rush? We have been fighting for so long that is all I can ever seem to remember….fighting and very little else. Now when you speak of setting our differences aside it is like some fairytale faraway country that I cannot even bring myself to imagine….it is not that I do not have inclination to share in this aspiration. Only it seems too far from where I am standing…let us take it one step at a time. If it goes well, I see no reason why another step will not come naturally.’

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