Fast: to adhere, to stick to a force despite distracting energies and to eventually bring one’s matter into it so that they become one; to be fast is to simultaneously hold and be held in a symbiosis between matter and energy. Due to the tendency of English words to cross and even erase this boundary, it is one of the most vital powers in the language; all others follow. To be fast is to be true. It is a form of honour and remains when all else erodes, due to its ability to move its allegiances across boundaries into other forms.
La Push, 2nd Beach, Stream Flowing Across the Tide Zone