Showing posts with label Water. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Water. Show all posts

Thursday, 20 December 2018

The Darkest Universe


Once Upon a Time, 
 A Family of Happy Aliens 
 were flying through Space on a Long Journey.

One Day, Their Spaceships Got Sucked 
 through a Giant Hole, into 
 The Darkest Universe.

 Here, There Were No Stars
 and 
 No Light.

 So The Aliens Couldn't See,
 and 
 They Were All Very Scared.



Dawn + Arthur
Alpha + Omega



Once Upon a Time, 
A Family of Happy Aliens were flying through Space on a Long Journey.

One Day, Their Spaceships Got Sucked through a Giant Hole, into The Darkest Universe.

Here, There were No Stars
and No Light.
So The Aliens couldn't see,
and They were all very scared.















But Then,




But Then,
Their Eyes Got Used to The Dark

There Was Light 
All Along

Everything was 
Very Beautiful


Wednesday, 22 August 2018

My Father Said it Would be Fire.


Fire consumes all. Water cleanses. 
It separates The Foul from The Pure. 
The Wicked from The Innocent. 


And That Which Sinks 
from That Which Rises. 




Noah, The Chosen One : 
Grandfather?

Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
Noah.


Noah, The Chosen One :
This is your great-grandfather.
Show him respect.
Tell him your name.


Shem, The Future :
I am Shem.
My eldest.


Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
Come closer.
Let me see you. You're a lucky boy.
I think you must have Your Mother's looks, not Your Father's.
*wink*
Come tell me about yourself.
So, what do you like most in The World?

Shem, The Future :
Berries.

Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
What?


Shem, The Future :
Berries.

Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
Berries, yes.
What can compete with fresh, ripe berries? Nothing.
Yes, it's been so long I can barely remember the taste of them.
Tell me, did you bring me any?

No?

I'm craving them now.
Well, perhaps one day.
You must be tired.
It's a long way up here.



Shem, The Future : 
Yeah.

Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
Why not rest?
How perfect.
What we need to discuss is not for boys.


Noah, The Chosen One : 
You know why I've come?


Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
Yes.

Before he walked on, my father Enoch told me that one day, if man continued in his ways, The Creator would annihilate This World.


Noah, The Chosen One :
So what I saw is True?
All life blotted out because of what Man has done?
Can it not be averted?



Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
Noah, you must trust that He speaks in a way that you can understand.

So you tell me

Can this destruction be averted?


Noah, The Chosen One :
No.
He sent me here.
Why send me if there's nothing I can do to stop it?



Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
Well, perhaps He simply sends you here to share a cup of tea with an old man.



Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
So, is that all you saw?
The Fires of destruction on this place?


Noah :
No, not Fire.
Water.



Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
Water?
My Father said it would be Fire.


Noah, The Chosen One :
I saw water. Death by water.
I saw Death.

And I saw new life.

There's something more, Grandfather.
Something I'm to do. I know it.

I just didn't see what it was.
New life.

Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
Well, perhaps there is more for you to see.
Did He not send you here to drink a cup of tea with an old man?

The Medicine Always Tastes Bad.


Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
She was the only one moving.
Was she hurt badly?


Shem, The Future :
She had a big cut on her belly.
Mother helped and I held her hand.


Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
That must have made her feel safe.
Well?


Noah, The Chosen One :
Fire consumes all.
Water cleanses.
It separates The Foul from The Pure.
The Wicked from The Innocent.
And That Which Sinks from That Which Rises.

He destroys all, but only to start again.


Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
You sure?


Noah, The Chosen One :
Yes.

The Storm cannot be stopped.
But it can be survived.


Luke Skywalker, The Old Man of The Mountain :
Yes.
You may need this.
It's a seed.
From The First Garden.
From Eden.
Remember, Noah,

He chose you for a reason.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Your Best Friend is Always Someone Somehow Fundamentally Different to You


When Anu had heard their lamentation the gods cried to Aruru, the goddess of creation,  

‘You made Him, O Aruru, 
now create His equal; 

Let it be as like Him as His own reflection, 
His Second Self, 
Stormy Heart for Stormy Heart. 

Let them Contend Together
 and leave Uruk in quiet.’



So The Goddess conceived an image in her mind
and it was Of The Stuff of Anu of The Firmament.

She dipped her hands in Water and pinched off clay [Earth]
she let it fall in The Wilderness
and noble Enkidu was created. 

There was virtue in him of The God of War, 
of Ninurta himself. 

His body was rough
he had long hair like a woman’s

It waved like the hair of Nisaba
The Goddess of Corn. 

His body was covered with matted hair like Samuqan’s
The God of Cattle. 

He was Innocent of Mankind; 
He knew nothing of the cultivated land.
 
TUVOK:
Vulcans Do Not Dance.

NEELIX: 
I'm going to make it my personal mission to get you to dance at least once before we reach Earth. 

TUVOK: 
Then I suggest you find a more productive hobby.


TUVOK: 
You wanted to see me. 
NEELIX: 
I've detected five warp capable species within two light years of the planet where we're taking the Talaxians. 
I'm worried they might be vulnerable to attack. 

TUVOK: 
They would be vulnerable anywhere. 

NEELIX: 
I thought maybe you could help me devise some defence strategies for their new home. 

TUVOK: 
Frankly, Mister Neelix, they don't seem inclined to defend themselves. 

NEELIX: 
No, I suppose not. 

TUVOK: 
But if they were going to make a stand, their emotional attachment to their present home might be an asset. 

NEELIX: 
Are you saying they should stay? 

TUVOK: 
I'm speaking hypothetically. 

NEELIX: 
Hypothetically, if they wanted to defend the asteroid, 

How would they do it? 

TUVOK: 
To begin with they would need to establish some kind of perimeter. 

NEELIX: 
You mean shields? 

TUVOK: 
Yes. The miners are monitoring the asteroid. 
If they detected the Talaxians erecting a shield, they would attempt to stop them. 

NEELIX: 
I suppose so. 

TUVOK: 
Your people would need competent leadership to defend against a pre-emptive attack. 

NEELIX: 
If you had the captain's permission, 
would you be willing to provide that leadership? 

TUVOK: 
Certainly not. 
It would be a violation of the Prime Directive. 
And even if it weren't, 

I don't believe that I am the person most qualified to assume that role. 

NEELIX: 
You mean me? 

TUVOK: 
I am merely speaking hypothetically. 

NEELIX:
I couldn't lead those people, Mister Tuvok. 
I'm not a fighter. 
I'm just a cook who sometimes imagines himself to be a diplomat. 

TUVOK: 
On the contrary, Mister Neelix. 
You are much more than that. 

You are perhaps the most resourceful individual I have ever known. 

NEELIX: 
I always thought you just tolerated me...

TUVOK: 
You do have some annoying habits. 
However, during your time on Voyager you've developed many valuable skills. 
Skills that would serve you well if you ever decided to assume a leadership role. 

NEELIX: 
You really think so? 

TUVOK: 
Let me be clear. 
I'm not urging you to do anything. 
I'm simply telling you that I believe that you are more than capable.