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  • The Irreconcilable Differences between Mind and Body had become so profound
    they were heard in the Court of Judicium. The usual reserved Attendants
    were appalled at the excess of emotion and were given to making small 'tsk
    tsk' sounds behind handkerchiefs and fans whilst disapproving eyes squinted
    down at the proceedings.

    Mens Mentis represented Mind, Corpus represented Body.

    Mens Mentis presented an extensive past history of failures to illustrate
    the likelihood of the present endeavor ending in heartbreak and
    humiliation. An impressive parade of witnesses came forward to give
    evidence to support the case. One spoke of stretch marks, belly fat, and
    sagging breasts, another of age and foolishness, and yet another spoke with
    passion about the need for caution and restraint in all affairs..

    Corpus, not to be out done presented extensive physical evidence, stomach
    sitting too high in chest, heart becoming larger, beating more quickly and
    thus increasing blood flow, of the increased occurrence of deep breaths
    with extended exhales, the memory of skin on skin, and the presence of a
    hopeful smile. All these events occurred despite the extensive evidence
    presented by Mens Mentis, argued Corpus, and therefore must be given more
    weight.

    Mens Mentis moved to strike from the record any memories because they
    occurred within the Mind and not the Body.

    Corpus then moved to strike all memories of past failures because they did
    not occur in the Body.

    Both motions were overruled by the Most Honourable Judge Iudex, stating
    that both motions included events that could not be solely related to
    either Mind or Body, and thus where considered Joint Property.

    The proceedings have been going on for weeks, at times it appeared the Mind
    would prevail, but then events would occur and body of Body's evidence
    became increasingly stronger. Each time this happened, Mens Mentis would
    argue that Body was incompetent to stand trail and should be removed and
    placed in protective custody. The Most Honourable Judge Iudex has, so far,
    overruled each of these objections, but the talk among the Attendants is
    that with the passage of time and without fresh physical evidence
    (memories, everyone knows, after a time become increasingly unreliable)
    that the Judge will rule in favour of the Mind.

    Meanwhile the jury continues to absorb the proceedings with passionless
    expressions.
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