The magnetisim of trouble.
We see the king struggling. Is he in pain? Is he ill?
We gather round to see what’s happened to see what we can do?
We get ready to offer water or a hand or comfort.
But we are repelled. The gathering is the last thing this man in trouble needs. He wants solitude – and quickly, too. He pushes us back, like an opposing magnet to our magnets.
We are drawn to the difficulty and the difficulty repels us.