Once upon a time, two sacred abbas met in the desert of Egypt, where they had gone to avoid temptation. "The caves grow crowded," the young monk complained. "So many left the sinful village for purity, or to be hermits or seeking silence and stillness and come to these caves in the desert that our refuge has become a bustling, chaotic and lawless city of brothers. What are we to do?"
The older monk answered wisely, "hold elections."
CONSEQUENCE, n. An enemy of intention, neighbor to destiny and sister of a wish.