“It isn’t luck, Your Majesty. The world does drive people crazy now. But you made us another world.”~Benjamin
This line was beautiful when Benjamin said it and it’s more beautiful now that we know what happened to Richard, who dug the grave, what happened to Benjamin, and what the Kingdom has ahead of it.
When Ezekiel, the perpetually happy, saw the grave someone had prepared for himself to spare his loved ones from having to do the work of digging, a grave that someone knew would be necessary sometime soon because of the way things work in this new world, he showed a moment of sadness and despair.
He didn’t break his King character though. He made a little speech ending with the idea that is was “mere luck we are not all insane.”
In those circumstances, Ezekiel might have started to feel as though his efforts to live in a somewhat make-believe and theatrical world and sheltering his people were all in vain. Benjamin sensed Ezekiel’s sadness and let him know that the Kingdom was not luck. Ezekiel’s efforts were deliberate and he was grateful for them.
Ezekiel had met the madness with an opposite madness that saved them from the madness. Embracing the contradiction had saved them.