Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return
To obtain, something of equal value must be lost.
That is alchemy’s first Law of Equivalent Exchange,
But the world isn’t perfect, and the law is incomplete.
Equivalent Exchange doesn’t encompass everything that goes on here.
But, I still choose to believe in its principle: that all things do come at a price.
That there’s an end, a flow, and a cycle.
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