Language by Intuition: DEATH

D E A T H

Starting this Tuesday off with death as the first Acrosstic of the day. Funny to see how I just selected "the Dark Crystal" as my side movie, a classic tale by puppet master Jim Henson, about the Skeksis (skeptics) and the Mystics, and a young Gelfling named Jen (Genesis). Only now did I notice the relevance this story holds to real life, once it started showing and I started writing...

They say, that true life can only begin once you no longer fear death, and the Skeksis are still terrified of the young Gelfling since they believe the myths about the Gelfling that will destroy them, and destruction is what they fear most. The Gelfling in turn has been sent on a quest by his (or her) dying master. Very aptly, the movie now comments on the concept of death, as Jen tells Aughra that his master is dead: "Hmm, could be anywhere then." Aughra replies...

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