ghosts, gods and devils.
hells and heavens, cities floating in the sky and cities sunken in the sea.
and centaurs. Witches, warlocks, jinns and banshees.
and harpies. Charms and incantations. Elementals, familiars, demons.
imagine, all of those things: mankind has been imagining them for thousands of
spaceships and the future.
imagine: the future is really coming and there'll be spaceships in it.
then anything that's hard to imagine?
course there is.
Imagine a piece of matter and
yourself inside it, yourself aware, thinking and therefore knowing you exist,
able to move that piece of matter that you are in, to make it sleep or wake,
make love or walk uphill.
a universe - infinite or not, as you wish to picture it - with a billion,
billion, billion suns in it.
a blob of mud whirling madly around one of those suns.
yourself standing on that blob of mud, whirling with it, whirling through time
and space to an unknown destination.