Even as she lay dying, the whispers of the souls around her comforted her slowing breaths. The souls of all things she once drew energy from, would soon regain the energy she had borrowed. If she had any regrets, it would surely be that her brother not be lying here with her in a state of calm acceptance. That even now she could hear his raging screams as he fought through the hoards to reach her. He would soon be the last of their kind, and she regretted leaving him to that fate alone. Their species had already ended, with only two siblings left, but to be the last would hold its own special form of torment. Finally, as she felt her chest still, her soul broke free and soared above the war-beaten lands. Yet instead of finding herself at a door, or some sort of other side, she continued to watch her bloodied brother fight with their friends to reach her, unaware or unwilling to see that her body was too still. Deathly still. What felt like hours later he reached her, slowly crouching beside her and she felt the moment he accepted she was gone. His shoulders, once so proud seemed to collapse inwards even as he slowly removed her hand from the one thing she had willingly given her life for. A scroll now soaked through with her blood and seemingly tying her to this veil of existence.
There is only now
I am the last of those who hears the stars sing, who watches the air dance in delight and who walks between the raindrops in the light.
Eternal night approaches; the abyss is at my feet. The Mists of Time have enveloped the Earth, as they have done before…and will do again. The blessing, or the curse of eternal return is upon us.
It is written in the stars if you dare to listen with your eyes, see with your ears…
As I stand here on this precipice I am at peace for I have knowledge: the knowledge that though I am the last at this time I am not the last for all time. This is not the first time that this experiment called life on earth has devolved into oblivion. From the ashes life will rise, to ashes it will return…to rise again.
Humanity has existed far longer than recorded in the annals of history of recent millennia. It has been made ash and returned innumerable times, each iteration as ignorant of the last as of the next. Each version has gnawed away at every limb until the rot within has decimated life on earth, only to bloom again from the ashes of what never was. All memory erased, no lessons carried forth, each incarnation destined, perhaps damned, to become as fated to be, ad infinitum.
But, this time is different.
For I did listen to the stars, and to the silence of the Mists of Time. In the infinite darkness, I found a light. I found the words for humanity to make a better life than any that has gone before. Words that if taken to heart can make every life a better one and therefore the world as a whole a better place. And if humanity can evolve, perhaps this will be the last time we destroy ourselves. Perhaps next time, we will cherish ourselves and each other and build a better world together.
And so, I will speak these words to the ether and bury the parchment upon which they are writ in blood here in the face of this indomitable mountain as I give myself to the mists. To the infinite darkness. May these words echo in the vast nothingness till the spark burns bright once again.
THERE IS ONLY NOW
The past is like the stone of the cliff at my back: you cannot change it. Learn from it but do not live there for life is not there. The future is like that which is cloaked in the mists gathered before me. It cannot be seen. Do not live there, for worrying about what may or may not be is a waste of precious life. That does not mean do not dream or do not prepare for tomorrow. It does not mean don’t learn as much as you can, or don’t work hard to be better, to give effort, to live well, to love deeply. It does not mean if you fall, do not get up. Get up. Fall and get up again. It does not mean forget about others. Indeed, if we cannot learn that we are all threads in the same beautiful tapestry, destruction will find us once again. It does not mean forget about tomorrow.
It means do not build a life in the mists.
Nothing to Fear
detach from things
they no longer own you.
When you no longer need
the lessons in your life
that unpleasant events offer
you will no longer have these events.
The state of the world
you are experiencing
is nothing more
than a reflection
of your state of mind.
You are not your form.
You are something much more magnificent
divine grand whole complete.
Your suffering comes
from needing things
to be different.
When you stop
your suffering stops.
You are in the world
not of the world
God is within
you have nothing to fear.
"As the winds howl and the thunder rumbles, remember that the tempest is but a fleeting moment in the grand tapestry of existence."
Do not fear. The One who holds wet parchment will soon find solice in the Hereafter.
Fight the decay that has ravaged this earth. Your spirit is your weapon and your mind is your only friend. You must not fall ill like the rest. Trust no one and you will not fall into the darkness.
You Are Your Own Eternity
No matter who faces you.
No matter where you stand.
If you never give up.
Not even death could craft your end.
The Concavity That Sits Between the Rock and the Hard Place
Backed onto the precipice with nowhere to go, nowhere to live, nowhere to matter, except for the written word I clutch to my chest.
Nowhere to go, nowhere to live, nowhere to matter. I can seek no one, move no distance, bring my treasure anywhere.
However, being where I am, as I am, how I am...if the world wants this panacea, it will have to come to me--I dare not move.
Let them come to me.
Look deep down and look right thought.
For it's only you who can know yourself.
Tamehrlain II, Books of the Blessed
The thunder rumbles, the tide turns, the cycle must not end. The wind blows, the dawn approaches, the cycle must not end. Until the Earth shatters, the ash fades, and the thunder rumbles once again, The cycle will not end.
- Tamehrlain II, Books of the Blessed
Ps: hope this wasnt to vague XP