From: "Jonathan Dale"
Subject: RE: (urth) Suicide & Despair Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 10:33:12 -0700 I suspect that Silk was very distraught over the death of Hyacinth caused by the disease that it mentions. I also think (and the text seems to support) that he smashed up the place and then cut himself in his grief (whether ritual or atonement or just craziness); perhaps the neighbours heard all of these strange noises and breaks coming from the nearby house and figured him to be crazy or dangerous. I also think that Silk wanted to die, but would not or could not do it himself, which explains the Neighbours reference to transferring Horn into a healthy body (relatively, or at least not dying) whose soul was dying. The story from this point is basically documentation of the gradual loss of Horn-in-Silk and the reaffirmation of the Silk character and persona. However, it is not clear to me where the Horn persona goes to (if it indeed goes anywhere; he may just cease to exist). Jonathan > -----Original Message----- > From: James Jordan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Friday, 12 July, 2002 8:01 AM > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: (urth) Suicide & Despair > > > At 05:17 PM 7/11/2002 -0700, you wrote: > > >--- James Jordan wrote: > > > It seems to me that Silk's throwing away a > > > knife might be a knife > > > he used in a vain attempt to ward off attackers, not > > > one he used to inflict > > > wounds on himself. The Neighbor says Silk's body is > > > okay. It seems to me > > > that if he had been trying for suicide, he would > > > have succeeded. But I may > > > be wrong. > > > > >I just had a horrid thought: all this talk about arm > >wounds, a lack of memory of how they got that way and > >the carriage of a weapon reminds me of a murder in San > >Diego years ago (I grew up there); is it possible that > Silk/Horn killed > >someone with that knife and the wounds are the result of his victim > >fighting back? > > Well, yes. That's just what I think happened. He was > defending his > house and his wife and himself. The horror of having killed > someone (or at > least wounded him and driven him off) + the death of Hyacinth > -- well, > that's enough for Silk to despair. > But I may be wrong. > > Nutria > > > -- > http://www.urth.net/ To unsubscribe: send > "unsubscribe" to > firstname.lastname@example.org > --