The Tour’s End

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“This place just oozes history.”

“Uh-huh.”

“I can feel the thousands of years with every step.”

“Yep.”

“The lives that passed through here.  Who knows who stood in this exact spot!”

“Uh-huh.”

“It gives you a sense of perspective, doesn’t it?  How fleeting a single life when we look at civilization as a whole.”

“Yep.”

“But that sense of insignificance is driven out by that bigger sense of the immortal city.”

“Thinking of death…”

“Here we go…”

“It’s just that our exposure levels are high and we need to hurry to catch the next shuttle off planet while we can.”

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Word count = 100

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26 thoughts on “The Tour’s End

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      There has always been a bit of that. Survival of the species is more important than survival of an individual. During the Cold War, having one or two government officials survive an all out war seemed to be part of both Soviet and US policy. I hope I don’t live to see a time that the choice between people and the species has to made…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      In many ways we are very lucky right now, I like indoor plumbing ;) and instant access to almost all knowledge, but I am a little afraid for our future – I am hoping for the best, and it might come about, but… Thanks!

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