Archive for January, 2011

January 31, 2011

The Walkers

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Child,

In Another Desert, song words were stones for holding down the cloak against the wind. But in Another Desert, Storm had already blown the cloak away. A heritage forgotten, a culture shattered. Generations have come into the world without memory of the sojourn, free of scars from Storm. You might wonder if the Walkers traveled in search of a place untouched by the unending maelstrom. If they hoped to find a sandless place to set stone on Egretskin and pitch a tent.

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January 31, 2011

The Walking Song

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Amun,

vaijah voroh, voruhn

Amun,

vaijah vori, vorohn

Amun,

vaijah voroh, voruhn

Amun,

vaijah vori, vorohn

Amun,

Gatta bai so.

On the first footstep out from the ruins of Daruhn, out into Another Desert, we looked back on our lost city. On the second, we remembered the ancient song, sung every morning gathered around the well. The words came before our own; no one can tell the song’s first meaning. But all know Today’s meaning: constancy, faith—steadiness.

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January 31, 2011

Daruhn Yesterday and Today

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Daruhn is because it was not. When it is not again, Daruhn will be again. We will forget when the walls were built, when we came to Another Desert. We cannot know when, or if, these walls will crumble and rise again elsewhere. The motion is only dust, as time is only dust. For now, Daruhn is.

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January 31, 2011

The Voice Begins the Story

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Child,

Today is every concern. We all feed the fires, turn the wheels, press the molds. It was not always so. Before we had time to make machines and feed them, we walked. As our motions changed, so did our name. The journey to reclaim our city made us Walkers; finding it made us Citizens again. We cannot forget Another Desert, where we lost and found ourselves.

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