[LMB] Five Gods Afterlives, a bit of 5GU theology

Tony Zbaraschuk tzbarasc at lasierra.edu
Mon Jul 26 16:06:39 BST 2021


On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 1:06 AM Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
>
> Do you think that the average 5GU peasant is ready for some boredom?
>

Actually, farm life had long passages when nothing much was going on --
peasants could be fairly leisurely much of the year.  Do a few hours of
maintenance, manufacture, threshing, whatever -- it's just than during
harvest season everyone worked incredibly hard and fast because you _had_
to get the crop harvested before it spoiled or everyone would starve to
death.  But during the relatively long off-season, it was much less
hectic... you just had to have people around for the harvest.

Dante managed a display of Paradise that worked, but the _reader_ has to
work to imagine what a place must be like where everyone is constantly,
actively, falling in love with all the new arrivals and each other.

The greek Elysian Fields - but nothing happens!
> And that was the true dream of heaven for endless peasants, and for some
> patronoi as well.
>
> Nothing hurts.
> Every day is pleasant weather.
> The storm or frost is not killing your crop.
> Actually, you don't have to plant or harvest.
> There is enough food. Every day.
> No days have that tight knot in your belly.
> No enemy is attacking you.
> No overlord is beating you.
> There aren't even any taxes/tributes.
> Be at peace.
>
> What is this boredom that you speak of?
>

This is true. ;)



Tony Z

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Tony Zbaraschuk
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