the smuggler’s bible

Nothing is uncertain but thinking makes it so

Are you awake? Good.

No, don’t say anything. Someone could be listening. Keep it to yourself. There will be time enough to speak later. There will be time for many things.

They are out there in the darkness. But you don’t need me to tell you. They are out there, waiting, eyes shining with reflected light like the chrome rivets on 600 miles of interstate guardrail. You’ll need courage if you hope to make it clear.

Steady. The moment is upon us. Move fast, but—remember!—don’t try to force it. It’s your show now. If you can’t sing, dance.