A woman went walking in the wood one day. It was a thing she had not done since she was a child. Weeks of a tiring, soulless existence had turned into years, and somehow she believed in the depths of her that it would all change with a single walk in the wood. But even as she walked amongst the trees, the world seemed the same - tiring and soulless. And then she turned the corner, only to find a little girl tiptoeing along the path. The little girl started when she saw the woman. Then she brought a finger to her lips. 'Be quiet,' the little girl whispered. The woman bent her body slightly, hunched her shoulders, and whispered back, 'Why?' 'There are wizards up there,' the girl returned softly, pointing up the fern-strewn hill that lay next to the path. The woman's face went solemn then. Her feet moved of their own accord, arching and heightened on the tips of her own toes. The little girl nodded with approval. Suddenly they under
There was, of course, a library at the edge of the universe. It was built to fit the space. That space, for the moment, was infinite. But it was the kind of infinite that was smaller than other kinds of infinite — both space and libraries are funny that way. This library had an agenda. Most do. But this one's was more specific than most. It wanted to hold all the books in the universe, whether they liked it or not. And it got the books by poking and prodding the universe in all kinds of different ways, until it gave up the literary ghost. Well, all the literary ghosts. So. There sat a library at the edge of space that housed all the books in the universe. It mostly sat, anyway. Sometimes it stood. Occasionally it stretched a bit. And on two occasions, yawns were recorded as galaxies doing a funny little seismic shift. It might yawn again. In an eon or two. Because it is waiting. It's been waiting for an infinite amount of time. One of the smaller infinites
There was once a little girl who wanted to look through the eyes of everything. And so, she did. At least, she did it as best she could, for she had no interest in causing any creature or being or inanimate thing harm. To do this involved three tasks, for all such incredible feats involve three tasks. First, she thought. Next, she observed. Then, she imagined — which was the very best part of all. When she was done, thinking and observing and imagining, she was different all the way through. In fact, she became the kindest person in the whole world. For that's the kind of thing that happens when you look through the eyes of everything.