Serving Death

Death is the great equaliser. There is only one state of death, and that is the removal of the soul from the body. No accident of birth will prevent Death, save for the Immortals, and even they must pass on. In Death, all are equal; no matter the era or world She remains constant.

There is no other Mistress I would serve.

First Matriarch of the Mitsutani

3 thoughts on “Serving Death”

  1. Well, yes, if EQUALITY is all you seek. Death certainly has its advantages, but honestly.

    To the left, a tapestry of infinite detail, incorporating every color that could ever be, and you could look forever and see only a fraction of what is. To the right, one single shade of gray, unvarying in hue, texture, or any possible break in its uniformity.

    It’s a nice shade of gray, and it’s certainly a good contrast, but I know which side I’m choosing.

    (Now which of the two of us said that? 😉 )

    Geminianeyes: Naoko the muse replying: The Tapestry of life is a wonder of colours and textures, and on that we don’t have any argument. But my ancestress never meant to embrace Death without experiencing all that Life had to offer. After all, one can only know Death by its mirror, Life. We serve the Lady in life, and we all fear passing from this realm to her father’s if our jobs are undone.

    Death is both a harsh and gentle Mistress.

  2. Kyle the Awesome re-replying:

    Death is exactly as terrible as you make it out to be, yo. 😀 I’m far from ready for the sunless lands myself, Priestess of Celeste, but I’ll roll with Coleridge on this:

    Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade, Death came with friendly care;
    The opening bud to Heaven hath conveyed, and bade it welcome there.

    Apropos of nothing, it’s kind of odd that one of the prime features of the Heaven I want to believe in is a beer volcano, when I never touch alcohol. Go figure! *Amused*

  3. I’d say most people are biased against death simply because they haven’t been there yet. :]
    One thing to consider, though, is that birth and death are equal and opposite, and as such must share several similarities. Everything living is also born in some manner, whether hatching from an egg, coming from the womb, or splitting off its parent. All life must come of life. Also, while one notices the propensity of things to die, one must also consider that everything that dies was also born. Therefore a propensity for life must also be present. :] Now I’ve got to go and put this in my journal. Ta ta!

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