Made fast by a band,
or by chains or fetters;
obliged by moral ties;
About; on all sides; encircling; encompassing; as, a lambent flame around his brows.
~Webster's 1828 Dictionary~
It is a cold December night...I shall break my blog silence with this.
"Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind, they become self-forged chains."