August 24, 2013
“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.”- Conrad Hall
In life, we must keep learning, is that right? That we should always be learning from others and the world around us? I question this, because of what had happen just a week ago. I have never met such a student who had looked at me with such determination in his eyes. He had drilled them into me that he did not care for the mortals, that he was still a human being. That a mark would not determine how to live his life in such a way. I have gone through many students that still continue to question their existence.
But this young man, he looked at me with no questions but with a will to live. One that even I had thought had gone from the eyes of these students. He had hope, he wanted to fight for it to grab hold and drag it along with him. Such a boy could change the hearts and minds of those around him so quickly. May it be because of the mark he bares? Could it be that even this Gods descendant could have such a calm mind? Or is it that will of fight inside of him that stems from that God?
Ζευς, this boy made me look back into all the things I had question and looked upon all this anger I had. He is just a boy and he still taught me that life was not determine by what has already been decided for us. He taught me that we make our path and our own choices in this life. A student taught a teacher this day. I want to believe him, I want to say that our life has not been predestined for us.
But how do I believe that when I hold the darkest secret in Olympus?
I still remember that day, Ζευς, I still remember the Gods and Goddesses that had stepped forward that day. When you had brought me forward and told me your secret, their secret. I have been trying to seek their descendants and instead of me finding them. One has found me and he taught me, taught me that life was up to us. But, how can I look at him and agree?
I fear that if I tell him that he will lose that hope that he carries with him. That he will lose the fight to live his own life, why bring him to me now? Why, Ζευς? What can I teach him when I am still learning also? I plague you with these questions, for I need help, so help me. Show me some guidance and let me understand what I should do to help him.
A strong name for a Descendant of Ares, I wonder what his path holds for him.