Marina's curt reaction brought a frown onto Amilthi's face. She realised that she had left too many thoughts unsaid, abbreviated her line of thought beyond comprehensibility to another mind. Some ideas just became a matter of course after so many years of training one's own mind that one was liable to forget that they could be quite alien to those who didn't spend so much time in meditation.
Amilthi walked behind her, keeping a bit of distance, for a while. At first the path was easy to follow, then it disintegrated as it reached an area of scree. Marina, quite reasonably, avoided it by scrambling up the not very steep rock by one side that offered no major challenge. They gained altitude quickly and eventually spotted the path again. Amilthi figured that they were almost at the top of the plateau now - the monastery had to appear behind the rocks any minute. She caught up with Marina in the place where the path began anew, now practically even.
Amilthi waited a few moments for her quickened breath to slow down again before she spoke, which it did unnaturally soon.
"I expected you would find the thought comforting. There is no reason why we should allow ourselves to be saddened by something far away that we cannot change", the Jedi pointed out gently, somewhat abruptly picking the conversation up where they had left. "It is terrible that there is so much suffering in the world, but by suffering in impotent commiseration, we only make it so that there is even more suffering. Make no mistake - in these matters, I am just as powerless as you are. I have fought in these wars, and I have fought against them - to no avail at all." A sombre expression rested on Amilthi's face while she paused a several moments.
Then she picked up her train of thought again. "The climbing that you so enjoy is an experience that very much puts your attention on the present moment. To live like this every moment is a way to escape the pain that bigger thoughts are apt to bring."
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