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Aizai the Forgotten Aizai the Forgotten by Mary-Jean Harris
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“True friends are always near, the Goddess said. Beneath the eyelids on a stormy night, around the bend in a wicked dream, hearkening to the future by the chimes of their companion’s call.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“Hmmm!” directed to Fai. “Is there such
thing as an answer, Fai?” he asked, though by his tone, Wolfdon could tell he knew the answer to that, if it were possible.
“I would not know, Godric,” Fai replied, a bit more solemn than Godric and Cheng. “For knowing thus, the question would be answered, but without, there is neither subjectivity nor objectivity, just truth from above lisped through our
uncouth tongues. Truth, there is. Answers, I cannot say.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“The velvet tapestry of the night curved from horizon to horizon, flecked with thousands of tiny stars. There seemed all the more of them, for as well as filling the sky, they shimmered in an elegant ballet on the waves, the sea itself giving them life.”
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“You seem to be in a state of such absolute contradiction that I would not be surprised if your face tore in half.”
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“You are one of us, one of those who knows without knowing, and one who will live and die in dreams that blend with this world. No, I am no gypsy, just one who has read a good many books. It is only through reading those great jewels of wisdom that one may see a story in a glint of sunlight, an epic unfold within one’s eyes. There are books all around us. Yet it takes reading a good many books by we mortals to be able to see them.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“Remember, when truth gazes at you from her tallest zenith, why, it never really is the truth, is it? What is, is not, and nothing that is not could possibly be. Now, what is left?”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“Close your eyes, and lo, they are opened! But never shall they close again.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“Although one may direct the future or past through the onerous linkages of temporal cause and effect, riding the breaking waves of the present and never once overstepping it, the better way is to go there and do it yourself.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“There is a present because it works with my theories. If you find a better one than mine, then I may reconsider, but for the sake of the universe—and oh, how we philosophers make the universe weep—there is a present, and it is the time you just left.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“Eldora smiled up at Paulo cunningly, her dark eyes twinkling. “You are old, Father.”
“Not as old as I shall be, before I have finished with the universe.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“Her voice was soft and numinous, as befitted any Aizian singer, yet it was not just bells and melody. There was something else in her tune, a strand of solemnity that no Aizian could possess, for it yearned for something far away, whereas Aizians needed only open their eyes to behold the greatest wonders. Yes, she was in Aizai now, but she hadn’t always been, and for how much longer was impossible to say.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“I knew your plan before you made it,” Eldora proclaimed, tossing her Wert from hand to hand… “You are somewhat of a mystery, one of Shakespeare’s cryptic sonnets, I reckon, but some lines are rather…obvious. You would be a terrible king.”
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“Sometimes we must leave our true homes for something greater to come.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“Was that what it was all about? To know everything—the ultimate quest of the philosopher, to comprehend the universe from the highest heaven down to the dirt upon the Earth. And Wolfdon desired to go there too, wherever “there” might be.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten
“No, I do not believe in fate, that some spirits of the heavens weave the laws of the world to make it so. That is dogma for the foolish, for the universe is quite able to deal with such matters herself, to use her natural laws to guide matter and the spirits. Even so, souls within the world can act to naturally shift the cause of events. Magister Brennark did say that ‘Nothing happens unless we make it so.’ I believe you have made it so, Wolfdon, and how foolish it would be for us to ignore an opportunity that you yourself established, whether you knew you were doing so or not.”
Mary-Jean Harris, Aizai the Forgotten