Ever want to be as quick as Arya Stark on Game of Thrones? Don’t lie, we know you’ve been practicing your fencing moves when you think no one’s watching. Syrio Forel, Arya’s dancing master, joins us for a dash of wisdom.

 Your hungry eyes will be betraying you. Syrio Forel was the First Sword to the Sealord of Braavos, he sees these things. The art of the water dancer entices you, no? Very well. Now, you will be learning.

These are three things the water dancer must know, and know well:

Fear cuts deeper than swords.

And how do we defeat this enemy that we call fear? With knowledge. With practice. And now you will be asking Syrio, how do I practice my skills in a city so vast? There is no time, no place for me to go! Just so. There is always a way for those who have the desire. And you will be having no more excuses now that Vimbly has graced your existence. You may book your lessons quick as a snake and swift as a deer, with just the click of a mouse. Vimbly vanquishes fear.

Every hurt is a lesson, and every lesson makes you better.

While teaching yourself the way of the water dancer will cause much pain, and possibly death, Syrio does not suggest you do this. Trust your hurts and your lessons to the experts of your city. They may not be Braavosi, but they have much and more to offer you.

The heart lies and the head plays tricks, but the eyes see true.

For instance, right this very moment believe you are seeing the fastest, easiest, most fantastical way to book recreational activities ever known to man. And tell me, what do your eyes truly see? Ah, just so. You have learned well from Syrio, for your head and your heart do not lie. You see Vimbly!

Sage advice, Syrio. If you really want to get in the water dancing groove, take a fencing class!

Source:
Martin, George R.R. A Game of Thrones. New York, Bantam: 1996. Kindle edition.