The Matchstick

MATCHES

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“The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.”
― Carl Sagan

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The fifth object in our Objectivity challenge is,

the matchstick.

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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.

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But why would we want things to remain the same?

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Change is,

a Promethean whisper,

handed down from man to man,

as each generation asks,

Do you have a light?

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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.

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It can also burn down our home,

incinerate our land,

reduce our knowledge to ashes,

and send us back into the dark ages.

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“Creative people see Prometheus in a mirror, never Pandora.”
― David Brin

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LB - combustion

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Let inspiration shine on!

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