That was a saying I sometimes had to listen to from my late father - and now I heard his voice clearly speaking to me again.
He was right.
I was very, very lucky under the circumstances - got only one not too deep clean cut.
Fate had given me only a slap on my fingers ("Idiot!" fate hissed - I protested "But all guidebooks say you should never take pars pro toto - or was it vice versa? - it was a foolish act, but I am not an idiot!" "You were", my Guarding Angel intermeddled with a mild beatified smile).
Agreed. Yes, I was.