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Beyond Dominia: The Fiction Mill: Over there....

By spin13 (Spin13) on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 - 11:33 pm:

There is a treasure on the other side of the beach. I don’t know if we’ll ever get there. It’s likely that nobody ever will. There are plenty who are fine with that, and there are many more who wish to run that treasure dry and reap the rewards. Once the treasure is gone, there will be no beach. The sand will have been pushed aside for the digging, and the grass will lay dead and wilted from the hurry towards the riches.
It’s a good thing that we are inept. Perhaps it’s not wrong to desire the beach, to want that treasure, but you cannot find fault in those who do not run the race. There is a certain justifiable means by which these people live, and it is acceptable. Though the treasure does not pull at their strings, there will always be a beach. Is the beach not enough?
Those who actively seek the treasure seek it for different reasons. Few seek it only to know where it lies. The rest rush to find exactly what the treasure contains and to find value in it for themselves. It is of value only as a treasure. No one piece can make a treasure of its own. They seek something they cannot have themselves, and they cannot share. For them, it is the hunt. They will know what that treasure is, more than knowing it is, more than knowing where it is.
For those who do not care, who merely live on the beach, the secret isn’t quite so secret. They know they have the sand, the beach, and the water. The treasure over there does not concern them. Those who wish only to know the place that has eluded them there many days will be grateful. I cannot predict the behavior of those who count the treasure, I cannot be held responsible for what they will do. They will count the treasure, they will turn, and they will count more. They will count the broken blade of grass, and the sand in all its upheaval. They will have counted their treasure.

By WD on Monday, April 08, 2002 - 10:48 am:

It is but a week reply...


To rob or not to rob that is also a question...


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