Cap’n, We’re Gonna Need A Raise Before We Go Any Further
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Hunger is a thing irrepressible. A deep, deep beast that sleeps but never fully, always with one heavy-lidded eye a bit less than closed, watching to leap for that quick-moving opportunity which might indeed quench the unstoppable need which causes itself to be. And yet, such a hunger might itself be considered mild. For there exist hungers that transact on a level which no man born of woman should ever endure. Hungers that are only fit for heroes… or for monsters.
Call such thoughts mad? Perhaps. But know in your heart, such hunger of which we speak can drive the holy to the darkest fathoms of the most nameless hells. Even in rest it is an itch, a tickle, a small but urgent voice. there is still a thing remaining it says to the poor creature which must of course succumb to the living hunger’s iron will, there is still a thing that you must do for me now.
Is it a hunger to rid the world of beauty? Is it a hunger to prove that no person, no being, can truly become his conqueror? Is it a hunger to be reunited with something that was lost, or a hunger to seek some measure of distraction from a life that began elsewhere, far elsewhere, in a place that could no longer be called a home? Or is it something which he will never admit to himself, something that can only be called a hunger to find a creature more hungry, a creature that perhaps, this time perhaps, can provide a passage to that dreamless unending in which the hunger has no meaning or sway?
And, when all is done, who shall be called the true victor? He who remains among the living? Or he who has gone on ahead?
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