Recess has come to an end, let The Senate of Mind resume its duties.
Matters for consideration are as follows: Heart demands another lust purge; Time grants for piano practice over the next several weeks; Time grant for discussion with one Meg Evans; Time grant reduction for Personal Pluralities Committee (with emphasis upon Facebook Sector); The current state of Heart and any complications thereof.
The Senate of Mind shall now be seated.
Third Order: Heart demands another lust purge.
Speaker: It would seem that Heart has not given up its battle against lust. As a result, it has been requested that yet another purge be put into effect. How does the Senate find?
Senator 2: Sire, if I may, there is no use putting another purge into effect. Heart is plagued regardless, Sire.
Senator 1: Sire, I beg to differ. In the past, purges have significantly reduced the power of lust in relation to Heart. Citizens are made happy by the purges, Sire.
Senator 3: Sire, I must second the former opinion. Purges are not entirely effective, and the desired effect is only temporary, Sire.
Speaker: This decision shall be put to a vote. A simple majority is required to pass or deny the proposed purge. All in favor of the purge?
43 senators raise their hands (including the Speaker).
Speaker: All not in favor of the purge?
52 senators raise their hands. 5 senators refused to vote on this proposal.
Speaker: Then it is agreed that Heart's requested lust purge will not be granted.
The Speaker stamps a piece of parchment before moving on.
Fourth Order: Time grants for piano practice over the next several weeks.
Speaker: The Emperor has expressed his concern for upcoming music school auditions. He decrees that a time grant be alotted to piano practice for the amount of 4 to 5 hours each day over the next several weeks. How does the Senate find?
Senator 1: Sire, "several weeks" could be construed as anywhere from 2 to 200 weeks. May the Senate elicit an implied definition from the word "several", Sire?
Senator 2: Sire, as the Emperor holds music as one of the most important exercises in life, I propose that the definition of "several" should contain as many weeks as there are contained between today and the day of the first audition. It would be a most wise decision, Sire.
Senators 1,3 and4: Here, here.
Speaker: I assume that the greatest obstacle to this statute would arise from the Personal Pluralities Committee. What do the members thereof hold?
Senator 5 (Committee Chair): Sire, the Committee is willing to compromise in order to satisfy the Emperor. We shall convene on appropriations on a later date if necessary, Sire.
Other members of the Committee express their approval of the Chair's statement.
Speaker: Very well. It is agreed that a time grant of 4 to 5 hours each day will be alotted for the advancement of piano expression from this date until the date of the first audition. Is there unanimity in the Senate?
All: There is.
Quietly, the Emperor watches as the Senate carries on with its business.