Monday, November 11, 2019

Reaper

I've heard people talk about Death stalking us, and that has a ring of truth to it, but it's not that simple. The stalking metaphor suggests that Death hunts us, tracks us, like it doesn't know where we are. I don't think that's true. Death doesn't stalk and pounce on us. Death herds us. Death harvests us. That's why it's drawn with a scythe instead of a bow. No turn we take is a mystery to Death, because, whether we see it or not, it left us no other path.

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  1. "Death harvests us. That's why it's drawn with a scythe instead of a bow. "

    Great, now I'm going to have nightmares about threshing floors...

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    1. Hey, at least it's a break from the "inexplicably back in school and about to take a test" ones.

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