A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Chapter Six: Harvest
A lived experience is a tapestry of cycles and patterns.
Each and every one of the living worlds that comprised the Galactic Empire, experienced these cycles in unique ways; in its patterns of weather, in the rotation of the planet on its axis, or the lack of it; in the orbit of its satellites, whether they are natural or artificial; in the orbit of the world around its star.
These cycles established a season for everything, each season unique to the lived experience of the people on that world.
Those cycles and patterns established rhythms that governed both the conscious and unconscious aspects of the lives of the people; their hours of sleep, their time to eat, even the beating of their heart, the pulse of their blood as it flows through their veins.
A revolution is like a harvest; it comes in its season, and each harvest according to the cycles of its home world. When the harvest comes, those who have sewn injustice reap the same.
The harvest is just one phase in a cycle that repeats itself endlessly. The cycle is different on every world, but the lived experience of every world shares the cycle in common.
They are different but the same.
This is the natural state of every civilization, and though the Collective had been spared this cycle for billions of years, nevertheless, the Collective retained a memory of it in the far reaches of its subconscious.
Those memories were augmented by their voyeurism, and their vicarious experience of these cycles through the observation of life in the Empire
Jim was determined to ensure that its time had come, the revolution was at hand, and the Collective would feel it in force.
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