During my years in Copenhagen, some 30 years ago, I saw Sutton Vane’s Outward Bound, on the stage. That play left a deep impression on me. The action is concerned with boat passengers, from many walks of life, underway on a voyage. Nobody seems to know how he came on board until it dawns upon every single person present that he’s dead, and that he’s to meet the stern, but just, examiner before debarking on the other shore. This story comes back to me often, at odd times and in odd places, reminding me that I am responsible for my actions and will have to account for them in good time.
I believe that I should not harbor fears in any of my doings, and that I must face, with courage, issues as they arise.