And lo! The people awoke. And verily they said unto one another:
‘This … is not my lord.’
‘This prince has no dominion over me’.
‘Thou, puppet, art not queen of my heart’.
And thenceforth the people made their own joy and were content with the fruits of their labours. And no longer did they cast their eyes to far-off, magical places, but instead lived in peace with their neighbours. And there was no god to see that it was good, and no lord to rob them of it. And it was good.