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Brief ROTS rewrite I still believe I was right. Small sacrifices for the greater good; lose the little battle and win the war. Still, looking down at the charred, truncated body of my former master, it all seems like such a waste. Master, mentor; friend and brother. He had the high ground, yes, but he always underestimated me.
So many Jedi fall to the dark side. They think that one slip and you're gone; doomed to become Sith without hope or redemption. I have a different view, of course; my entire life has been an ongoing struggle with my personal demons. I face every transgression against the light with a pang of guilt; in acknowledging the darkness within me I can better resist it.
I watched the great ones fall around me, slipping into darkness one by one; those who doubted my worth as a Jedi tripped and lay where they landed
Of ForgivenessForgiveness is possibly one of the most elusive feelings in the world. And I mean TRUE forgiveness, not saying the words without meaning them.
To forgive someone, you must first be hurt. Wronged. You must overcome your feelings of betrayal, anger, and most importantly, vengeance. Vengeance and Forgiveness can never occur in the same case; you must choose one or the other.
Vengeance is an external force; enacting your will on others so that you feel life and karma has balanced out. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, life for a life; vengeance will leave you feeling satisfied, sometimes. More often it leave you hollow or empty... your justice served. Karmicly speaking, you ended up earning the very hurt that started you on your "righteous" path. You made the other person, or persons PAY for what they did, but in the end, you let them buy part of your life.
True forgiveness is an internal force. It means letting go of your thoughts of revenge, not only in the present but for the future. Y
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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Lilyas has dedicated herself to making our community a brighter place with her vibrant artwork and infectious enthusiasm for interacting with others in our community. It has certainly paid off, as many deviants flock to her page on a daily basis to let her know how much of an inspiration she is. We absolutely agree, and couldn't let all that hard work go without recognition, so it's with great pride that we bestow the Deviousness Award for March 2014, to ... Read More