It’s easy to feel insignificant sitting outside in the dark, gazing up at the stars. Much like this story might feel as it drifts amongst a sea of others. If you truly let your mind wander - to feebly grasp how vast and infinite the universe is - our planet will seem but a speck of dust, our bodies and lives even smaller.
The many times I’ve pondered this, it seems naive, or better yet, conceited to think that we’re the only ones alive within it. My imagination runs wild with possibilities. Who might the others out there be? Are their societies and code of ethics the same? Do they share a similar creator or point of origin?
And on a more immediate level, are the people who walk among us on Earth really who they say they are? Do some have a higher calling regardless of righteous or evil intent? As the Bible suggests, we are not alone; "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, some have entertained angels without knowing it." (Hebrews 13:2) These words have stayed with me throughout the years and are the source from which my story was bred, coupled with, of course, my ever growing intrigue as to what else might be out there.
While I know these ponderings aren’t particularly earth shattering, my hope, dear readers, is that this story finds you intrigued, that it might burn a little brighter than those around it.