The Tree of Pain
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We are created through our actions upon the universe and our reactions to the universe. So we are told. So we are taught.
It is a lie.
We may hold the tiller of the ship of our destiny, but it’s bound to a place beyond our reckoning, far from our intent or desire, following a course plotted by the whims of circumstance and the designs of others.
We have no control. That is the truth.
That is what I learned on the planet Hirasa Prime, caught in the midst of a looming civil war, facing the greatest challenges of my youth––questions of morality, loneliness, the trials of being different, and the joy and pain of love.