i stare down at an ant, and Mother speaks to me
"What are you doing?"
i'm deciding whether to kill this ant
"Why would you kill the ant?"
it's near my bed, and may hurt me in my sleep
"Hurt you? In any way which matters?"
maybe not, but it would feel nasty and... it's just so gross and little, why should i risk being bitten?
"It might do you no harm at all. And have you ever considered that there could be another entity high above, looking down at you, and deciding whether or not to kill you?"
why would i? i'm not even aware of how to reach such an entity
"How aware of you is that little ant?"
...i love you, Kali. i will wish peace to the small and powerless, and sleep knowing that, bitten or not, i at least chose not to crush something needlessly
"I love you. dream of crushing something big."