Rather short and not at all what it started to be nor what I meant it to be, but here it is anyway. Any inspriation is a good thing, thank you Lilith! Hindsight: A matter of Perspective Arrogant. That?s what we were to have not seen this coming and been able to stop it or at least prepare for it. Rumors and tales of acts of aggression and animosity against the Jedi Order had been around since time immortal. Most, based largely on ignorance and fear were easy enough to rectify by simple contact with the Jedi. Others? those rare and malignant forces whose own agendas were in such contrast to the fair and peaceful way of the Order that they despised us, we would forever be unable to alter their way of thinking and so we ignored them. Fools. That?s what we were for believing no harm could come to us in this ivory tower we called home. For we were in the center of the galaxy, the very center of civilization. Where law was made and culture and manners sacred. War, death, even pestilence may have raged throughout the galaxy, but here on Coruscant enemies drank and cavorted together in the time honored dance of politics. Deaf. How else could we not have heard when the furtive whispers of discontent became the heated shouts of hatred. How the few quiet voices became the amassed crowd calling out for our blood. Blind. What else could we have been to have the very worst of the terror unleashed on being-kind come from within our own ranks. The very instrument of our demise lived with us, laughed with us, shared our hopes and dreams of peace and justice in the galaxy. Why could we not see the monster until it was poised to kill. Bereaved. That our numbers have been decimated and will continue to deteriorate as we?re hunted relentlessly, diabolically. Exterminated without remorse or mercy for the simple charge of drawing breath. Resigned. That my time is at hand and I will soon experience the phrase I myself have voiced often? There?s is no death, there is only the Force. I will not fear it, but nor will I allow it to be an easy task for those who follow the monster who lurks. Hopeful. Though darkness has come over the galaxy and evil is at the very hands of its reigns, I must still believe in the goodness of sentient beings and the capacity to battle and triumph over specter of corruption that now rules them.