from the Journal of Krish..summer before the Death of Carnac
As I get older, I look farther back. It seems natural in a keeper of the stories. This is what I have trained to do, what I have practiced for many seasons. Much like the old ways are fading, the old stories are harder and harder to find. This saddens me, but also drives my personal quest.
Carnac has helped me over the years, he was as fascinated with the history of the people of the valley as much as have been. That quest leads me to travel and talk to the eldest of our people. I have learned much, and there is more to learn, more to know. This is one of the reasons Carnac has said we need to write all of this into scolls. Someday, we may forget.
Carnac has said a lot of things that I have never understood, or only now, as I think back on those conversations, do I see the wisdom in what he says. Then again, not all he has learned has been usefull, or even entertaining, but much like wheat, some times you have to winnow the husk to get the source.
Some days I leave a trail of husk and wonder if I know the difference. This is where the scrolls come into play I believe. Record it all, and later go back and find the hidden kernal. Or maybe not, I am not so arrogant to believe that I am that wise. So maybe he was right in saying we need to record it all and figure it out on cold winter nights by the fire.
I do know one thing I need to do. I just have to get my thoughts and stories straight and write the complete story, as much as I know, into the scrolls. The time of fire and ice is a story most dont believe or maybe, dont want to believe. But I think, it is a story that must be told and never forgotten. Maybe that is my next task.
I should talk to Carnac this harvest, go and see him and see what he says.