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Nine Things About the Oracle

There was a meme going about LJ about a year ago, I think the index entry is here, writing Nine Things About the Oracle. I started to write something back then, but got stalled with things 1,2,3,6 & 9 done - having come back to it today I finally got unstuck :)

Nine Things About the Oracle

The first lesson the Oracle learns
is that they never want the answer
No matter how much they say they do

It's never the one they wanted
never the one they asked for
 

The second lesson the Oracle learns
is never to trust what they say
No matter what they promise

None of it happens, none
not even the bad bits
 

The third lesson the Oracle learns
is that they always come back
Even the ones that have died

Especially the ones that have died


The fourth lesson the Oracle learns
is sometimes you can't see clearly
No matter what you try

Nothing can force an answer
even that which should
 

The fifth lesson the Oracle learns
is that you won't always like the answer
No matter what you tell them

And it won't make any difference
even if you lie
 

The sixth lesson the Oracle learns
is that they always hate you in the end
Even the ones that love you

Especially the ones that love you


The seventh lesson the Oracle learns
is that age doesn't always bring wisdom
No matter how long you live

But nobody's youth is happier
notwithstanding any nostalgia
 

The eighth lesson the Oracle learns
is that it's easier when you're not a person
No matter how much it hurts

"The Oracle" doesn't have feelings
not that she shows you anyway

 
The ninth lesson the Oracle learns
is that death is not the end of it
Even for the Oracle

Especially for the Oracle
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