Take 1 (Dark Side): Standing on the razor’s edge of what was and what will be, I wonder: What direction will this next step take humanity? Each single step holds tremendous responsibility. Each step contains all steps that came before, and clarifies a bit more of what steps remain to be taken.
The entire history of time is recorded in each step, although I myself have personal memories of so few. This limited recall is for the best: I know, because this is how it is. Each person is the steward of their few steps. Each person taking humanity further towards its evolution or its destruction. It’s not enough to take a step because it is deemed “right” or “just”. Many beautiful, innocent souls have died at the hands of a righteous few. An authentic step reveals itself the moment it is taken.
From our limited perspective, our only sane option is to trust that all steps land where they must: yes, even those steps that we would have rather not taken. Without that trust, stress greedily overwhelms our capacity to accurately discern North from South, and from there we either die upon the razor’s edge or step recklessly off of it into the abyss.