As a rule I do not generally blog about myself, or things relating to me. I have nothing against it yet I have never felt the need to. But I have been writing quite a bit as of late. It is this that brings me to write in the dead of night. I have read a large selection of novels from an absolutely massive and expansive universe.
I will not name this particular series, but sufficed to say you are presented with accounts from two different sides of a war. There are many themes including corruption in religion, dogma obscuring truth and injustices breeding injustices. It got me thinking then of the frailties of bonds and ties to others. One side can so easily become the other and back again. I wrote something which is definitely ramblings, but within it there are some nuances of sense. So examine it for yourself reader and think on how you feel about what is inscribed within. Because as always not everyone is the same... which fits quite nicely in to the subject.
To be labelled an enemy, does not mean one is to be hated. To be known as a friend, one does not need to be loved. An enemy can earn respect, whereas a friend can earn ire. In fact the meanings of those social concepts can be interchangeable so very easily.
This can be applied to you dear friend. For we are rivals and partners both! We challenge each other to battles and games, and we also cooperate as a unit. Two very different notions dear friend that are applicable to us. We have stood shoulder-to-shoulder on the battlefield, facing down the challenges and taunts, jeers and slurs of the enemy. We have stood a distance from one another, letting loose volley-upon-volley of criticism and insults.
Slipping between the two conceptualisations is not weakness friend, it is strength. To show we are aiming to improve on ourselves, before being able to unite to defend the place we both rule and ruin in equal measure. We are the laws that govern this realm, without one the other becomes impossible to enforce.
We are equals and opposites, antithesis and synonymous to each other. In the end, it is this that allows existing in harmony while at war. We are different, which makes us the same.