Word of the Day:
- tending to produce conformity by violent or arbitrary means.
- (initial capital letter) pertaining to or suggestive of Procrustes.
Me: “Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity…”—Oh, wait… SEE WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO ME, EMERSON‽ NOW I CAN’T SEE THE WORD ‘CONFORMITY’ WITHOUT THINKING OF YOU!
As I soon learned in the Londain slums, the fir scáth were both brutal and procrustean in their attitude towards the Morriganna. I had come to understand that this was, in part, because they found our True forms frightening: While we Morriganna found beauty in our chalk-pale skin, powerful wings, and night-black eyes and hair, the mortals found such features reminiscent of death. Perhaps this was what made it so easy to believe we were natural-born killers…
Short, but whatever. Thanks to Ralph Waldo Emerson for lending me his words from the ever-quotable “Self-Reliance.”