✤ Why . . .

∴ The boy holds loneliness in his hands,
The clear blue sky, it bears no meaning whatsoever

Why is spring an ideal?
The voice of a faraway promise ….
I can no longer hear it.

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✤ An act of healing . . .

∴ Bloodletting (or blood-letting) is the withdrawal of blood from a patient to prevent or cure illness and disease. Bloodletting, whether by a physician or by leeches, was based on an ancient system of medicine in which blood and other bodily fluids were regarded as “humours” that had to remain in proper balance to maintain health. It is claimed to have been the most common medical practice performed by surgeons from antiquity until the late 19th century, a span of over 2,000 years.

So what is murder, but an act of healing?

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✤ When you look into someone’s mind . . .

 ∴ They say that our eyes are the only part of our brain that is directly exposed to the world. When you look another person in the eye, then, just think: it is perhaps the closest you will come to ‘touching brains’. But when the brains behind the eyes are naught more than wishful thinking . . .

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✤ No ornamental words . . .

∴ “Murder is the only art a swordsman may practice. No ornamental words can change that. You want to protect people with murder? You’ll slaughter legions so that a few may live. Many years, long before you were born, my sword was tearing asunder the lives of men. Yes, all of those men were evil, but they were human beings first and foremost. The world you ardently desire to enter will not know what to do with you. It will deceive you into believing that you are saving lives even as you destroy them. You will accept these lies all the while, your hands will be stained with the worst of offenses.”

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✤ Lament of the . . .

∴ By the light, by the light of the sun
Children of the blood
Our enemies are breaking through
Children of the blood
By the light
Failing children of the blood
They are breaking through

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