and "pick up" all of them
once this had been accomplished -- provided it was a successful peace treaty . . . then the others would wander over and the sorting process begin
soooo . . . what is the "lesson" of this story?
there are many possible ones . . . but the one I think "matters" is this: believing you "can" works in ways nothing else will . . . and because there was a core belief, both in myself and my friend's, too
that my march across the burning sands to a table full of women would meet with success and not a flurry of burning arrows
I found time and again that the "expected success" actually came to pass
not always of course but often enough to keep on keepin' on
there were probably more reasons to fear this than make it happen . . . and probably most people would find this "complicated"
but the "trick" is owning that something good could happen
maybe it won't but maybe it will
and focusing on "maybe it won't" stops you
and focusing on "maybe it will"
lesson: don't focus on "maybe it won't" :)