I was reading through Ace of Spades most recent post, and came to an epiphany:
Solomon was an addict.
Every woman he added to his harem was yet another attempt to chase the dragon.
And every temple he built to a foreign god was a payment made to his dealer.
All to ensure he always had his fix.
Like many an addict, his addiction eventually led to the point where it brought to ruin everything he had built up in his life.
In his desire to take the edge off, he ensured that the pain only increased.
And that is because no drug, whether the kind ingested, injected, smoked… or welcomed into ones arms, can ever fix the pain.
It can only numb it.
There is only one cure to the pain.
And that is Death.