Water day

Nov 12, 2008

I look ahead and I see sunlight on the water, a high marriage for my daughter and an appointment at court for my son. I look behind and I see the green leaves of a plum tree, and flowers falling so thickly on the grass that they turn it the color of sunrise. I suppose what I mean to say is that all darkness fades today, and I am pleased. Meyni is pleased with my work. She even smiled at me. Sev told me something or other about his work and I was busy thinking up new lessons for Pen and did not attend. I glanced at him and said, “What was that?” and he grinned and said, “Obviously not as important as what you are thinking of. Tell me about it.”

So I told him about teaching the children the weather of the provinces, as part of their natural philosophy training. The wet northern climes, with their warmth and their proximity to the jungles, and the chilly southern mountains. The way the rain rolls in from the east and hits our cliffs and falls because the spirits of the rain cannot climb mountains, because the spirits of the mountains fight them. We talked about the fight of thunder and lightning.

Sev made a very dirty joke, and I said I would not speak to him. He said I would. I said I would not.

Apparently Heiye is asking Sev’s advice about girls. Sev asked my advice about girls, because as he put it, “I had only to make you happy enough to put up with me.”

I cannot say I was all that helpful. What know I of pleasing girls?

Comments (3)

AkedhiNovember 6th, 2013 at 10:44 am

they’re being so cute and domestic. I am worried.

adminNovember 6th, 2013 at 10:46 am

Don’t you trust me? *innocent eyes*

adminNovember 6th, 2013 at 10:52 am

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