"a young man without power or money is completely free. he has nothing, but he has everything. he can travel, he can drift. he can make new acquaintances every day, and try to soak up the infinite variety of life. he can seduce and be seduced. start an enterprise and abandon it. join an army or flee a nation. fight to preserve an existing system or plot a revolution. he can reinvent himself daily, according to the discoveries he makes about the world and himself. but if he prospers through the choices he makes, if he acquires a wife, children, wealth, land, and power, his options gradually and inevitably diminish. responsibility and commitment limit his moves. one might think that the most powerful man has the most choices, but in reality he has the fewest. too much depends on his every move."

- mark bowden

eddie @ rock city
nottingham, england
january 2010