You mistake my words dear Proteus, I said that chopping down trees that
were bareing fruit didn't make sense. By that I refer to trees that have
given fruit that season, and no doubt will do so again. Those in the
very prime of their Lifespans. To cut them down is to remove the food
from your own mouth. A complete waste of Life's gifts to the lands.
Obviously I find cutting down any tree distasteful. And how could I not.
I love each of them as much as I love everyother living creature.
But all things have their seasons, and the trees eventually fade and
fail to bring forth fruit. At that point to clear them from the forest
and to replant a new young hardy tree is merely the renewal of Life.
Do I enjoy seeing them fade and die, no, but all mortal creatures do it.
Remember, the greatest power of Life, is its power to renew, to bring
forth the cycles again. To break out of Winter's barreness and cause
Spring to occur again, forever.
You perhaps confuse me my friend with Aldaron the Creator. He never
wished to see death take any of his creatures. But I am not the Creator,
I am the Renewer, I am the Spring that breaks Winter's hold upon the
land year after year for eternity. The fact I never wish to see any
thing die is immaterial, it is within my power to start Life again
when it happens. As I do each Spring. Death may be inevitable, but
so is Winter. And after the Winter comes the Spring, and after Death
comes Life yet again.
Written by my hand on the 12th of Midsummer, in the year 996.