“Asserting one’s stance on the notion of absolute reality seems to evoke Xod. In humanity’s most severe moments of comfort-greed, the conceptual urge builds a notion of control. Xod is the result. Xod eventually inspires self-destruction, leaving fertile ground.”

Kurt hastily scrawled the passage inside a book on Jacobean embroidery. The store was slowly warming. Kurt settled into his stool to await the day’s first customer.

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