Thursday, October 31, 2013
From The Descent: Did we carry our sins?
Did we carry our sins with us, like the chains of money boxes shackled to Jacob Marley's ghost, and if so, had I done enough good to atone for any of my sins, or had I only added more to the invisible chain I dragged behind me? I could imagine, too, how Adair felt at news of this queen, how it must've frightened him. And why he didn't want to send me into this shadowy netherworld, not wanting to draw the queen's attention; for his sins had to stretch behind him in chains so long they circled the earth; even Atlas would barely be able to stand the weight.