Empress Alexandra: 12 March 1993 - 13 January 2007

God summoned a beast from the fields and He said:

"Behold man created in my image.
You shall protect him in the wilderness, shepherd his flocks, watch over his children, and accompany him wherever he may go, even into harm’s way.
You shall be his companion, his ally, his slave.
I will endow you with these traits uncommon to other beasts: faithfulness, devotion, and understanding, surpassing those of man himself.

Lest it impair your courage, you shall never foresee your death.
Lest it impair your loyalty, you shall be blind to the faults of man.
Lest it impair your understanding, you are denied the power of words; your eyes shall convey the truth of your heart.
Lest man’s attachment to you grow too great, the span of your life shall be brief.

Walk by his side, sleep in his doorway, forage for him, ward off his enemies, carry his burdens, share his afflictions, love him, and comfort him.
And in return for this, man will fulfill your needs and wants, which shall be only sustenance, shelter, and affection.
So be silent and be a friend to man.
Guide him through the perils along the way to the land that I have promised him.
This shall be your destiny and your immortality."

So spoke the Lord.

--Anonymous, excerpted from Zell Miller’s “A Deficit of Decency”.


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