The price for being intelligent enough to be the first species to be fully aware of the cosmos might just be a capacity to feel a whole universe’s worth of darkness.

– Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive

 

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And our eyes
They were always pointed at the sky looking for an answer
And our hands
They were stained in black and grey busy solving problems
And our backs all bear the load of all the things we’ll never know until it breaks us
And in the comfort of the Earth we will not wonder what we’re worth
No, we will sleep soundly
All along the Road to Nowhere

– Radical Face, The Road Nowhere

Lost

Do you wanna know what he was thinking while you choked the life outta him, Benjamin?
What the last thought that ran through his head was? ‘I don’t understand.’ Isn’t that
just the saddest thing you ever heard?

— The Man in Black, ‘LA X’