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Flowers are selective about the pollinators they attract. Diurnal flowers must compete with each other for visual attention, so they use colours to crowd out their neighbours. But flowers with nocturnal anthesis are generally white, as they aim only to outshine the night.

O mysterious temple of chance, for what did the scattered parts of your whole link arms to shape you? And the mysterious ceasefire they declared to heed you? O quiescent eye of a cyclone, what holds you together? O molecular weave of water and sunlight, why even bother?

“We are Dûnyain, child. What reason could you have to fear us?”
But the boy clutched his father’s sword, crying, “So long as men live, there are crimes!”
The man’s eyes filled with wonder. “No, child,” he said. “Only so long as men are deceived.”


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