“Daily, I genuflect before the altar of the absurd. It’s either that or the madness of the world.

” — Kenneth O’Siris (in The Book of Black Days)

A Parable
Living in times of great religious expectations, it was to be expected that there would be those who entertained any possible system of the meaning of existence. And so, came those who believed that “all that is,” existed by a some trifling oversight of chaos. Fearing a time when the dark god of chaos, the “Red King," should wake from his slumber, frown upon the order of this world and restore everything at last to a nonexistent chaos. And so, singing serene, soothing lullabies to their dark god, they hoped to indefinitely postpone the feared days of Chaos.

© Bill Reed Dec. 1999

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