When, and I say specifically ‘when’ and not if,one comes to that final crossroads. Or should I say cliff? And you know that it is time to depart back from everything that you have become familiar with and come to tolerate in a habitually favorable way, both good and bad. You know that all troubles and cares are so soon to be a thing not only past but forgotten. You know what true freedom is to allow your true nature to come out of its fallout shelter into the eternal universal light of forever. Perhaps you were a broken lightbulb? A cheap model that burned too bright and too quickly? Or maybe with a loose filament that was parted by an unfortunate random tap. If you are lucky, you found out the limits of your nature and gained some self-respect for your own hard won virtues. If you did not, then perhaps you felt that at least you were on the right path to discovering them. In the earthly realm of species, the fittest are admired and praise becomes temporal for everyone else increasingly so for those caught upon the descending rungs of the ladder. All the effort spent to erect lasting monuments in thoughts and stone are forsaken and abandoned with the final rattle of sand grains through a glass neck. You come in innocent of all and you leave blackened by the soot of knowledge and burned to a crisp by the falseness of envy. Where one came from or is one day meant to go remaining a complete and insoluble mystery for all that are bound to the material and the flesh. What is evident that you no longer need to pack any bags for your journey.