the Abyss asks nothing

If you are happy, if you are filled with hope, if you don’t think the Abyss waits for you or that you are doomed to suffering…

That’s fine.

In a way, its even good. Without hope, we can’t fall into despair. Without thinking that life could be good, we can’t wake back up to the earth shattering truth that life is pain. Without flying high, we cannot fall far and fast.

The Abyss doesn’t want us to give up hope. It doesn’t want anything. It doesn’t exist to tell us what to do. It just is.

Think of it this way: Sometimes we dream, and sometimes we wake. Dreams can be nice, but eventually we wake back up, and when we do, reality isn’t upset with us for having dreamed. It simply waits, never judging, always accepting.

The Abyss is like that. Experienced Abyssals are too. We’re not hoping that your period of happiness ends. If you can stay within that dream for as long as you can, excellent. Abyssals don’t want you to stop with the joy and start with the pain, necessarily – we just know that sooner or later you will wake up from that dream into the reality of the Abyss. It’s inevitable.

After all, how could the Abyss offer serenity and contentment if it did not always possess those qualities itself?