Date: 2013-03-23 10:44 pm (UTC)
lifes_sake: (absorbed)
From: [personal profile] lifes_sake
Hmm. Does Cam like this oath? He may like this oath, which is unusual for him and oaths. The bit about threats is both vague and restrictive - what, he can't talk a sandwich into existing so he doesn't have to go down the stairs? - but meh. The sandwich will totally come to exist in a threatened system. The universe, as the book keeps reminding him, is a threatened system. He could change anything he wanted if this were nonfiction. He wants life to go on. ("Well", which is undefined in the text but pretty well clear in Cam's head.)

"In Life's name, and for Life's sake," he murmurs, "I say that I will use the Art for nothing but the service of that Life. I will guard growth and ease pain. I will fight to preserve what grows and lives well in its own way; and I will change no object or creature unless its growth and life, or that of the system of which it is part, is threatened or threatens another. To these ends, in the practice of my Art, I will put aside fear for courage, and death for life, when it is right to do so — till Universe's end."

It will be right to put death aside for life till the Universe ended. Yep. That's how he's going to read that line. Cam wishes to go on as long as the universe does and everybody else can come too as long as they're not in someone else's way.
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