I have not failed. Yet. I saw this book through.
Have I been transformed, though? Guess so. The experience, though, was grueling! I’m spent and have nothing left to give. Now that the end is nigh my mind is empty. I’d make a piss poor inspirational speaker for the End of the Times.
I want no responsibility. I need no cathedral on my shoulders. I’ll just put one foot in front of the other and see where that leads.
Nevermore, quoth the raven. But it was he who flew out the window. And I who won.