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Kiva hit the water hard.

Although the fall from the bow of the massive ship was only around 15 feet, it felt as though he had slipped into a void in the very atmosphere — in which, no man or woman would be capable of rational thought; and time did not exist. Before any resemblance of a “plan” could even be considered, his back drove into the icy waters. He felt the pain spark through his body, as the surface of the ocean cracked, like concrete crumbling under the weight of a tank.

The sea swallowed him in an instant…


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The world is grey, or so I feel. These trees — they speak but not a single word. Delicate blades of fescue lull in a gentle breeze; yet alone, they are motionless. Peonies peek to the sky, bursting into beautiful bright blooms; yet, they show no pride in their stunning pursuit. How — in fact — should life be perceived? Is life to be — to exist? Or is life to live? Do the mighty trees long for a cold winter day, where their blankets of leaves remain to be seen? Does the fescue yearn for more than standing silent…


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Space is so cold.

This is always the first thing I tell people when they ask me, “what is space like?” Usually, my answer surprises them. I think they expect me to tell them how great it is to be able to look down upon the earth — to see the big picture. In all honesty, space is exactly what you think it would be. A void of nothingness. When you are standing on the solid ground; aimlessly gazing into a vast sea of stars, it’s wonderful to dream of exploring the galaxy and collecting mysterious particles. …

John Parsell

Empathy.

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