|Eusebius of Caesarea|
EUSEBIUS PAMPHILUS OF CAESAREA: THE LIFE OF THE BLESSED EMPEROR CONSTANTINE. CHAPTER XXVIII. The Bagster translation, revised by Ernest Cushing Richardson, Ph.D.
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________A medieval townscape; similarly forged in the imaginative filmmaking of Kurosawa, yet in the guise of European history. I see lowered clay-roofed structures, and dirt roads amassing with each step into the muddy ground. There is an instinctual defensive glare from the executioner’s hat and the stymying bureaucrat’s shallow presence as I enter the gates of the stead.
|Meeting at the Golden Gate by Jean Hey (Master of Moulins)|
At my first meeting, I am greeted by a youth, an apprentice to a knight, with radiant innocence so bright I am shocked to the core. And in that moment I lash out. In a single slash of my sword, an instantaneous move, I split the defenseless youth in half.
|Bors and Lionel|
Blood sprays from his center and the gore filters through my footprints in stone and mud. I am taken aback by my own actions, yet as the clouds roll on, the silence is ever penetrating, unfulfilled by redolent justice, coursing on as voiceless blood, loyal only to the alive.
________Witnessing the continuance of an apocalyptic crusade on these modern shores
Breaking open the earth-less ocean unto the final turning of Europe’s last romantic page,
Closure to the novel convulsions of a people well-practiced in ethnic cleansing and rife with general ethno-cultural frights
- excerpt from "Feel Old, Death?"