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Master of the Seeing Wound

Eric Kaplan

Room 506

Mrs. Rand

My assignment was to interview an interesting member of my community.  I went to see the Master of the Seeing Wound.  I thought he was an interesting member of my community because he helps people and also because he defended our block when it was attacked by hell demons, who were trying to rape all the women and make them give birth to basilisks, and also make the boys and men their slaves.  Everyone remembers how he stood at the Newkirk Avenue subway station and killed over one hundred demons with a black two-handed ax by cutting their heads off and that is why I decided to write a report about him.

I asked the Master about his early life.  He told me that when he was born he was just a blob of flesh without eyes or mouth or ears or any holes for urine or feces.  He struggles to cut holes in himself.  These were the wounds that give him his name.  What we have as eyes for him are actually open wounds.

I asked him what that was like and whether it always hurt.  He said no it did not hurt because the wounds were also like vaginas.  His theory is that the most important parts of a person are where they connect with things that are outside themselves.  That is why he says that his eyes and ears are like wounds and they are also like vaginas.

I asked the Master what his advice was for young people who want to be like him.  He said it is important to realize that your wounds are your best way of engaging with the world.  He said sometimes the best way to heal a wound was not to scar it over.  Instead the best way according to him of healing a wound is to learn whatever it has to teach you.

In conclusion I believe that the Master of the Seeing Wound is a cool guy because he is able to kill demons and also because his eyes and ears are open wounds.

Eric, this is unnecessarily graphic.   It would have made a better report if you had asked him more interesting questions instead of focussing on what he looked like.  Next time pick someone who is more genuinely interesting like a parent or a teacher.  B-

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2 thoughts on “Master of the Seeing Wound

  1. Mikey says:

    I guess the Master as a baby probably rolled up to a table or something and rubbed against it until a sore developed into a wound. Gosh, that sounds horrid. I sure am glad I was born with eyes. I wonder if I could have vagina-like eyes, even though I was just born with them?

  2. I love the metaphors you use. And the statement “…it is important to realize that your wounds are [some of] your best way[s] of engaging with the world. He said sometimes the best way to heal a wound was not to scar it over. Instead the best way according to him of healing a wound is to learn whatever it has to teach you.”

    Yes, these wounds are certainly what inspire so many of us into the strengths and skills we develop. Now, I use my accumulated strengths to enjoy finding the “unloving truths” at the bottom of the wounds, and transforming them. Transformation brings freedom AND it doesn’t remove the strengths and skills.

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