Mortal Sins - Scene 5In the living room; Virgil in flannels, Linda in a tank top on the couch, conversing while eating a pizza.Mortal Sins - Scene 5 by librarian-of-hell
"Remember what Dan said about me?" Virgil asks.
"The guy you worked for before you bought the place?"
"Yeah. He described me as..."
"...hardworking and antisocial, yes. There's some truth to that statement."
"Hah, I know. I haven't always been like that, though." He pauses for a moment, taking a bite of a pizza slice. "Want to visit an old friend with me this weekend?"
"Sure. Where does he live?"
"Up in Virginia. Just a few hours' drive. But live is not the right word, I'm afraid."
"I told him my secret on his death bed in '65 before I tucked my tail in and sailed away. He was one of the few I could say goodbye to. Some I never saw again, many of whom had long and full lives." Virgil's face assumes a distant look, then he shrugs. "All he said was that it doesn't matter anymore. Maybe he meant that I should've told earlier."
"I understand why you didn't. I mean, this i
Heston-style speech thing - draftIt's time to realize that heroic deeds are not tragedies. That bravery is not cruelty. That commitment is not fanaticism. The days of lip service are coming to an end, as more and more young people wake up to their true potential and take up arms to reach it. Dictatorships thrive on fear, but when you fully understand that fear is merely an addiction to convenience, you will no longer be subject to any dictator, including collective entities that play such a role. Pure democracy, the rule of the lowest common denominator, is a dictatorship that oppresses most harshly those, who possess cognitive abilities and aspirations exceeding those of the common man. It is these people who drive human knowledge and virtue forward, so their subjugation and/or eradication will inevitably lead to a stagnant society bound for extinction. Majority rule is thus a comfortable route towards complete futility. However, some have already recognized this and have fought back - with words and weapons. Their wHeston-style speech thing - draft by librarian-of-hell
I loved you when you were unfaithful; what would I have done if you were true?
- Jean Racine
As long as there was
a chance to escape
in the prison.
The chance to escape
was a freedom that no one
wanted to lose.
- Gösta Ågren
That was the kind of lie that I hoped never to have to tell again, the contempt I hoped never to have to show, about the things that really mattered to me. And in order not to have to do that, I would pretty well have to stay clear of the people I used to know.
- A. Munro, from 'Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage' (Family furnishings)
I do my thing
and you do your thing.
I am not in this world
to live up to your expectations.
And you are not in this world
to live up to mine.
You are you and I am I.
And if by chance
we find each other, it's beautiful,
If not, it can't be helped.
- Fritz Perls
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