Your demise is listening-The Rules of Retribution Part 10

If it was ever disclosed, my complete profile would reveal all sorts of minority groups, starting with my gender and race.  I have been harassed on many levels throughout my life, but I lacked the stomach to carry out revenge.  This was a blessing in disguise because retribution eventually manifested itself.  Revenge wastes our lives, but all that the universe asks of us is to be patient while rebuilding our lives.  Let's not ever get manipulated into feeling guilty for not trusting someone who has not yet worked to earn our trust through their actions.

Louis XIII, the French King, refutes the Serpent that human is not always inferior to the deities.  Looking upon them is the imposter of the Serpent.  He is trapped in the dark; thus, he cannot be seen by other existences.  He explains his former lodging in Paris, the cathedral of Notre Dame.

The darkness has left some part of Paris.   Those hypocrites who had been secretly sinning are now exposed and punished.  The sinners try to shift the blame on the Devil, but the terrible ideas were always theirs.



SERPENT, aka NAGA, the eight-headed deity.  The snake represents the frailty that sees us stray from the path and often into darkness.  Big predators make the headlines, but ordinary people are tempted to commit small-scale cheating when shielded under the mantle of anonymity.  On good days we can fight off the temptation, but on bad days when we have lost something, and the world seems unfair, our hands reach out for it while a sinking feeling spreads inside our hearts, warning us that this is not the way to get even with life.  However, God or the universe may not mind if the gain is minimal?  So we tell ourselves.

NAGA represents the second chance and atonement in life.  

GODDESS IRIS/NEMESIS: Instead of picking one from the existing religions, all of which I respect, I opted to represent the universe's will via Goddess IRIS.  God gave us light, and Goddess followed it up with the sound, but as sound travels slower than light, no one knows her existence despite benefiting from her gift, music.  Something turned this once open-book IRIS into NEMESIS, Goddess of Retribution.

THE SPIRIT of LOUIS XIII: The king of France who reigned from 14 May 1610 to 14 May 1643.  Enigmatic character the world may not have fully appreciated, not unlike the current, which can be substantial even if the river looks calm.

OMELETTE: the dog who was the pet of Louis XIII in its former life.