Posted on 8 April 2015
Every time I think I’ve come to terms with Endgame and the devastation it will bring, I’m blindsided by some kind of reminder that sends me right back to the first day I learned about it.
When Jake and I were sitting in the kitchen the other day, making third-date eye contact and trying to figure out where the hell to go from here, there was a trail of ants crawling up the wall behind him. They didn’t really register at first, but then my eyes kept slipping back to them. Standing right in front of me was a person I love, yet I couldn’t ignore that colony of helpless drones, busily working to survive and keep their species going. And they had no idea how powerless and doomed they are... Tomorrow will not be a good day for them.
Someone or something thinks humanity is an infestation of this planet. That the best way to deal with it is to turn us against each other until only a tiny fraction of us are left. And I’ve confessed to you before that sometimes I succumb to the hideous thought that… maybe they’re right. That maybe a swift shake of humanity’s etch-a-sketch is a logical way to wipe out Corruption. But something always brings me around again. Jake’s eyes. Robyn’s laughter. You, Students.
Do you experience unbidden reminders that Endgame is coming? What are they? How do you deal with them?