“The thing you’ve done to bruise the universe may fade, but the guilt never goes.” – “The Hollow Girl” by Reed Farrel Coleman
Average day. Some reading. Some working the gate. Stuff like that.
Motivated by punishing boredom I turn on the tube. Surfing the guide I find something titled “How the Universe Works.”
This episode is theorizing on the birth, existence, and purpose of Black Holes.
Various shots of the Universe taken by the Hubble space telescope serve as a backdrop to the discussion.
Amazing stuff. As the moderator explains the vastness of space and the billions of Galaxies he begins to focus on one component. Black Holes.
Black Holes are defined as a place where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out. They devour everything.
They are out there. Roaming. Destroying. Randomly.
Then the moderator demonstrates this destructive power via videos of planets and stars being sucked into a Black Hole and literally ripped apart.
For example: if you were trapped by a Black Hole you would be sucked in feet first and stretched out like a spaghetti pasta.
By this time my mind has worked out various possibilities of God’s plan. One has all sinners becoming fodder for Black Holes. It could happen.
Last night I had nightmares. I was destroyed by a Black Hole and served up as an entre in an Italian restaurant.
“Fearless and unbalanced was a formidable combination of traits.” – “Star Island” by Carl Hiaasen