When you hear thunder, it’s only thunder. But for me, it is still Thor beating his hammer.[to Gisla]
The man I once was, would have dug this spade just deep enough into your skull to make you unconscious. And when you woke up, I would let you witness me burn your wife alive. And then I would force your one remaining son to cut off your balls and have you eat them. And as you slowly bled out, the last thing you would see would be me raping your son, not knowing if I would show him the mercy of killing him or not. But you see, I won’t do any of that. For even though you and Eyvind and everyone else in this cursed settlement have showed me that I can’t change other human beings, I have changed myself. And I intend to stay this way. I owe it to the dead. Do with this place as you like. I am done with the humans.[to Kjetill]
Life is about suffering. There’s no escape from it. That’s the truth. What’s important is how we deal with suffering, how we deal with the truth.