"If I could live forever
I would shower in beauty each day."
"If I had the mountain's strength
I would conquer the will of nature."
"If I could defy time
I would proudly behold my ageless face and the infinity of my mind."
"If I could never tire
I would not ever waste the day to sleep."
"Hark my bretheren
Behold the soul of the sky."
Wielding the great light."
Arms bounding the world."
"The Father of all days
The Mother of all nights."
As all their friends have given to death
After walking the earth
After multi millennia of wind and seasons
As all life has dried away
The Four See to East
Rooted in godliness.
by Dean Chiang
Behind aging eyes open to the sights of daily life, ethereal beauty, and indescribable wonder, and before the infinite expanse of a decaying mind.