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Of the Sword Blade in the Sun – Jonathan O’Farrell
Some unstoppable truths.
A sword blade has two sides.
The craft of sword making is an old one.
It takes many true and uncompromising elements to make an excellent sword, the right metal, the dark matter that is elemental carbon, white heat of the fire, cleansing waters.
The sword, a strong and mostly unstoppable implement of war, it has two sides. Without both sides it is nothing, not sharp, not honed, not fit for purpose, be it war, defence, or peace keeping.
But when it is strong, true and honed it has unmistakable purpose. And that purpose is not stopped by shields, maybe delayed, but not stopped, ever. As long as there is the strength of life in the arm that wields it, it will do its work.
Hold it up in the air, against an intense sunlight. If it…
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