This whole thing was a ridiculous idea.

Yes, hallo parasites. Hallo you clever, frightened pillars of civilization. My, what long arms you have. 

You'll not right this leaky ship, not this time. It all burst out from a central point a thousand thousand years ago, and at last the horizon has outpaced you, and I'm glad. Avant, pendant, après moi - toujours le déluge! If you've got something to say, say it and be done. But you'll have to speak up, you know. Ha!

Anyhow, in case I'm just digging cloud-graves, here's another story. My, isn't life a funny old thing?

Read it yourself here: The Torture of Hope, by Villiers de L'Isle-Adam