And if it’s true, that cycle, that immortal soul in all its forms passing through time, what does the future hold for her? The temperatures are already rising, the oceans acidifying, the atmosphere clogged with chemicals and debris. What would 2070 hold? 2140? Will technology keep advancing or will it one day crumble, so at some point she’ll come full circle to clay tablets again? Will any remnants of mythology and religion remain in such desolation, or will she feel even crazier for the voices in her head? Someday the oceans will dry up, the farm lands wither, the forests burn down to char. Someday blood will wet the parched soil more often than rain. Who could find spiritual shelter in such a dead place? Though maybe that’s the point – to have someone there at the end of things, for Ragnarok, for Armageddon, for the time when neither Sun nor Moon can rise again. But what a burden that will be.

2 thoughts on “#1716

  1. I think about this a lot. And I’d like to think that’s why the Universe is so vast. That, even when this place has exhausted itself, there are other places for our souls to travel to. Other places, or other times. Both really. That we’ve been here before, and we’ll be here again. In the somewhere. The somewhen. That’s probably the only “religion” I really have, but I believe it strongly. ~ Sorry to take up your post comment space for such a windy opinion, but it’s a good prompt. ~ Good thought process. Good piece. Thank you. :)

    • Sorry I haven’t replied to this, but I’ve been giving serious consideration to your comment. I really like that idea, that we could be reincarnated to other world and times, that it’s not just a forward progressing cycle. You’ve given me a lot to think about – and I sincerely thank you for it!

      On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 9:46 AM, Only Fragments wrote:


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