Today in Klingon fables, as told by Kahless to Gowron in the STtNG episode “Rightful Heir:”
Long ago, a storm was heading toward the city of Quin’lat. The people sought protection within the walls, all except one man who remained outside. I went to him and asked what he was doing.
“I am not afraid,” he said. “I will not hide my face behind stone and mortar. I will stand before the wind and make it respect me.”
I honored his choice and went inside. The next day, the storm came, and the man was killed.
The wind does not respect a fool. Do not stand before the wind.
Gee, why does this story feel so relevant to the experience of living in America right now? Oh, right. Willful ignorance & pure hubris.
Wear your mask. Keep your distance. Stay in your lane.
It’s windy out there. The storm is already here.