New Riders on the Purple Sage

 

     One last perfect afternoon to ride with the Boomer Boys, trailing vapor trails across the cerulean skies before tomorrow. For that is when we stop the world.

     Boomer Boys, that’s what they call us. World stoppers. Planet killers. We are the ones who make the void of intergalactic space shake, vibrating to our crunching of planets for the raw materials required by the Grand Union.

     The vanes are set, driven deep into the mantle of our latest conquest. The fins are set, bent into the shapes required by the mathematics of convergence, to maximize the gain of materials. We are ready.

     But today we ride, playing tag from pole to pole, wilderness to wilderness, drinking deep of the beauty that will be transformed into the materials for our spacecraft, homes, vehicles. We will see the last sunset, the night alive with the stars in the bowl of heaven, sparkling, diamond cold, hard, yet igniting within our breast the wonder of beauty. And then, the last sunrise.  Bright, incandescent, each photon tracking through the skies with a wondrous joy to bring a tear to the eye, an ache to the heart.

     Ignition. The waves of confluence roil. Purple, violet, indigo. Materials roll into our hoppers, overwhelming us with the smell of sage, rosemary, and blueberries.

     Finished, sated, our ships return to unload, only to start again.

     For we are the Boomer Boys.

Views: 19

Replies to This Discussion

That's really good Tony! Excellent!

RSS

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

AJY

 

Latest Activity

Michael Penn commented on Andrew Bradford Hoke's blog post Let's guess what Cardinal Law is doing right now...
38 minutes ago
Michael Penn replied to Luara's discussion the fragile penis
42 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Eradicating the Faith Virus - A Conversation with Peter Boghossian
44 minutes ago
Joan Denoo replied to Joe's discussion Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall in the group Atheist News
45 minutes ago
Joan Denoo liked Joe's discussion Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall
47 minutes ago
Joe added 4 discussions to the group Atheist News
55 minutes ago
Dan D replied to Atheist Andrea's discussion Are you open about being an atheist or are you in the closet?
1 hour ago
Luara posted a discussion
1 hour ago
booklover commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
2 hours ago
Steve Shives posted a video

Book Two, Chapters 17-19 - An Atheist Reads Ray Comfort

The series examining the books of Christian apologist Ray Comfort continues with a look at Chapters 17, 18, and 19 of Comfort's book, God Doesn't Believe in ...
2 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
2 hours ago
Richard C Brown commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
2 hours ago

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service