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About evil

The Patrician took a sip of his beer.
"I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday in Uberwald I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs. A very endearing sight, I'm sure you will agree, and even as I watched, the mother otter dived into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged on to a half-submerged log. As she ate it, while of course it was still alive, the body split and I remember to this day the sweet pinkness of its roes as they spilled out, much to the delight of the baby otters who scrambled over themselves to feed on the delicacy. One of nature's wonders, gentlemen: mother and children dining upon mother and children. And that's when I first learned about evil. It is built in to the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior."

-Unseen Academicals, Terry Pratchett



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Aug. 12th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
Muy bueno en general (el mal es tan parte imprescindible del universo como el bien), ¡¡Pero la última frase es sublime!!

Aug. 12th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
Aug. 13th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
PERO QUÉ CHAPÓ. No me hagas esto, que me emociono v.v
Aug. 13th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Yo también Cos, yo también :*******
Si es que Pratchett es grande!
Aug. 14th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
Pues sí, así es la vida!
Apr. 13th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC)
Hmmm for some reason only half the post can be seen. I tried reloading but still same.

Nov. 2nd, 2011 01:57 am (UTC)
Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!

Nov. 2nd, 2011 07:44 am (UTC)
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