“For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Long, long ago, in the days when the sun knew everyone by name, a powerful Seer, named Seep, lived in a famous town that exists in the space between your eyes. The Seer was known across the land for his ability to not only see the future, but for his particular skill at reading the minds and thoughts of others; both living and dead. Many traveled from other lands to consult with The Great Seep, as he was fondly called, and each person left muttering that indeed, The Great Seep had the powers of claiudience. “Ah,” they said. “He is a great mind reader!”
Before each consultation, The Great Seep would take a cleansing bath, gather his divining tools, spread his prayer mat by the large window in his home, and facing east, in the direction of the rising sun, he would sing praises to the gods and ask for their wisdom and guidance. They obliged.
As time went by, the powerful Seer became rich and proud, as many of his clients were business merchants who needed answers on how to expand their businesses or solve issues with their competition. The powerful Seer, now an expert on all forms of communication, would sit before his clients, repeat a few incantations and fall into a deep trance. Then, he would perform his mystical tasks, gather the information he needed and pass it on to the clients who waited eagerly for answers to their concerns. With each successful outcome, his ego and his fees grew, until even his family found his manners intolerable.