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kid climbed a golden ladder to heaven

from Firmament by Museum of Natural History



It happened while ■■■■■ was walking home, as though the golden entities had known they'd be entirely alone. It wasn't the magical, out-of-body experience they thought accompanied all epiphanies. Instead, the shining ladder stretching into the atmosphere felt like a clarion-call of true reality. Each rung fitted comfortably into the palm of their hand and the crook of their sole, as tactile and corporeal as a warm mug of tea.

Climbing it was the most satisfying work ■■■■■ had ever undertaken - a pleasing, ritual activity, like digging a large rock out of the earth, without fatigue or anything but a sense of slowly accomplishing something of tremendous importance. It had been hours and still they felt no urge to fall, no nightmarish compulsions to jump, no bone-tired laziness. At only halfway up the height was already beyond awe - an easy, endless view of the planet's curvature, the distant oceans, islands, continents.

Far beneath them, the village shimmered in the late spring heat. Everywhere else was wild, raw stretches of untouched blue and green, dotted with large and small boats, planes, buildings, groups of people.


from Firmament, released April 20, 2022


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