Hi there! I hope you enjoy this evening’s post, loosely inspired by Ursula Le Guin’s story ‘Paradises Lost,’ which I’m currently reading and enjoying immensely. I advise you all to read it! I’ve not read much Sci-Fi before, and I think it’s a genre that I should definitely explore…
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What is this ship, the vessel of life
That journeys ever onwards out, into the void,
Into the nothing, the unknowable,
Towards the end; what is
The Destination at which we must arrive?
What would happen, if,
At this time of movement and of control, we were
To break free from the path through the darknesses; what would we find?
What lies beyond our horizons, beyond the corners
Of our eyes, behind the corners
We devise, the room, the walls we have created;
We are not a storm in a teacup, but the water in a teacup
In a storm; we know only the ripples of a single drop of rain,
And hear not the thunder
And see not the lightning,
But simply persist, and ride the waves until they settle
Into the unknowable
And the end;