Odin goes to the store for a smoothie at lunch. His coat pocket is full of peanuts in the shell.
Believe me when I tell you crows can go through a peanut shell in no time.
Odin gets two small smoothies because they come in bottles he can use to make smoothies at home for Loki, now that he lugged the blender back up to the kitchen from the cellar. The glass jar he used the first time, Loki finally got a janitor to open it for her.
On the way back to the office, halfway up the hill, Odin gives some peanuts to Huginn and Muninn and admires the black storm clouds gathering over the city. There is nothing like that dramatic light, is there, when sun shines on black storm clouds.
He is back in his office before the hail falls.
It doesn’t last long.
Are you happy with your life? Odin’s wife asked him.
He thought about it. He was miserable, but not with his life. It was not his life’s fault. His life was fine and he liked it and he told her that. All the circumstances of his life. Loving wife and daughters. Nice house. Job.
He was just sick of himself. His life was innocent.
He had a dream after that, a nightmare about a beige McMansion. After the dream he asked it questions. Who are the scary men? They are your fears. What is the house? The house is your life.
So maybe he wasn’t 100% happy with his life, really. But it wasn’t his life’s fault it was beige.
What say the hanged?
If you have a twin inside you, don’t stop talking to it or you will eventually forget it is there and it will turn to stone.
What say the slain?
If you think you don’t have a twin inside you, you just haven’t found it yet. Or you forgot it already.