07 July, 2008

from the sandman

My buddy Dhiraj copied this out for me in one of his fantastic (and always thought-provoking) emails.

from the sandman: preludes and nocturnes
morpheus (lord of the dreamworld) vs. choronzon (demon)
the game in hell
choronzon: "i am a dire wolf, prey-stalking, lethal prowler"
morpheus: "i am a hunter, horse-mounted, wolf-stabbing"
c: "i am a horsefly, horse-stinging, hunter-throwing"
m: "i am a spider, fly-consuming, eight legged"
c: "i am a snake, spider-devouring, poison-toothed"
m: "i am an ox, snake-crushing, heavy-footed"
c: "i am anthrax, butcher bacterium, warm-life destroying"
(morpheus abandons the offensive and goes his own way in the game)
m: "i am a world, space-floating, life nurturing"
c: "i am a nova, all-exploding, planet-creating"
m: "i am the universe-all things encompassing, all life embracing"
c: "i am anti-life, the beast of judgment. i am the dark at the end of everything. the end of the universe, gods, worlds...everything"
m: "i am hope"
(demon unable to respond)

Yeah...good stuff.