A month of coins purchased what? An explanation for an inexplicable abhorrence left in the wake of defied expectation. A base motive is better than no motive.
Compare me to something and tell me what I am like.”
The first said to him, “You are like a just messenger.”
The second said to him, “You are like a wise philosopher.”
The third said to him, “Teacher, my mouth is utterly unable to say what you are like.
“…Thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
An image made this pale man pale.”