“The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.”
― Carl Sagan
The fifth object in our Objectivity challenge is,
Don’t play with matches,
as you could spark,
a blazing desire,
for the lick of a flame,
the thrill of the burn,
and nothing will ever be the same.
But why would we want things to remain the same?
a Promethean whisper,
handed down from man to man,
as each generation asks,
Do you have a light?
The life of a match once lit is short,
but in that time it can pass on its spark,
to a candle which lights our way in the dark,
a fire to keep us warm in the cold,
a fuse which can remove obstacles in our path,
help us discover hidden treasures in the earth,
or illuminate the night with a glittering glow.
It can also burn down our home,
incinerate our land,
reduce our knowledge to ashes,
and send us back into the dark ages.
“Creative people see Prometheus in a mirror, never Pandora.”
― David Brin
Let inspiration shine on!