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The Thin Cord

Many years ago I learned of the Three Fates - three mythical women who together decide a person’s destiny. The first is Clotho, the spinner. She spins the thread of life. Second is Lachesis, the measurer, who chooses one’s lot in life, and measures off how long it will be. The third is Atropos, the cutter, who ends our life by snipping the thread of life with her scissors. She is the one I always felt most vulnerable against. In my imagination, it’s finally that great pair of scissors against the thin cord of my life.

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