John Marcher let his life be ruled by fear; fear of the unknown. He was waiting for something that was right in front of him, but was too simple or to easy for him. The moral of the story is to never live your life in fear of the unknown because the remedy to that fear is to live. Don't find the perspective you need when it's too late. Love those who love you, keep them close. Live your life everyday as if there will be no more days to come.
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." ~Rosa Parks
"Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse." ~Norman Vincent Peale
"Somebody should tell us…right at the start of our lives…that we are dying. Then we might live to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows." ~Michael Landon