Nov 2, 1988
So when you let me in
You let me justify my own reward
You put your hands on me
And I’ll learn the words I didn’t know before
— from Katatonia - “Deliberation”
In return for his son’s life - and his own freedom - The Tradesman would live a life of solitude. He would follow a strict set of rules:
- He is not to speak of his research career to anyone - not even his wife.
- He is not to reflect his son’s ideas.
- He is to maintain the persona of a silent, stoic protector. He is to be neither good nor bad; he simply “is.”
- He is not to offer advice to his children or wife. He may only offer advice when a specific question is asked of him.
In kind, the son would live a life alone, until such a point as he has discovered a cure for the virus. His only guide would be the technology that raised him:
You have the choice: saint or the beast?
Prove you can be force fed war and spit peace.
The two would live a life of empty words: speaking, but never hearing. Listening, but never sharing.
For 31 years.
data.stats.symptoms = [ - determination - understanding ]
Time to open your eyes to this genocide
When you clear your mind you see it all
You’re receiving the gold of a better life
When you change yourself, you change the world
— from Gojira - “Silvera”