I'm older, certainly. An old man, you know.
Do you have any idea how many years have passed me fleetingly by?
Towards the end, it gets hazy,
So you'll have to remind me of how long it's been.
Where was I?
Of course I know. I just like saying that. Well,
I'm older, but no wiser.
They said I'd get wiser. They did. And then they died.
In the past, in the past,
Too far long ago to count the years gone by. And I can't anyway,
My memories were far too precious to keep. Seems I let some
Numbers slip away as well.
And wiser! Sure, it's all well and good to be brilliant
But when you know how to use your talents
That's when you really start to learn.
I never did.
Oh hush, saving people (and hunting things as the kids say now, or did, I don't know why) is brilliant as well!
But did I ever save the people without lighting their funeral pyres?
They can do the same for me, I suppose.
So stupid... so reckless...
Gadding about the place,
Never realizing for one instant that my actions have consequences!
And I never risked my life without a backup.
I never put my life on the line without someone willing to sacrifice themselves for me.
Do you think me cruel?
It's too late now to blame myself for anything, and yet,
They're too long gone to do anything about.
Soon, I'll be, too.
And thanks for all the memories.