how to build a deity:
i. let their silence mean more than their sounds. romanticism is built on empty space and false assumptions, so let their ambiguous silence say more than all the thoughts you let them consume.
ii. let their beliefs become your moral code. cynicism is born from misguided hope and the loss of naivety, so let their rusted beliefs guide you away from your lackluster sense of overindulgence, and lead you into a world of hedonistic numbness
iii. let their pleasure fuel your penance. masochism originated when the cosmos saw how beautiful stars were as they burn out, so let yourself become a walking sacrifice and set your skin aflame. make your bruised knuckles an altar. for every scar on your body gives joy to the one you exalt, and this god you’ve made sees immense beauty when they see their temple covered in ichor as it crumbles and know that they’re the one who triggered the world around it to fall just as quickly.