Thursday, May 29, 2008

Into the Ether


They decided to send their dead into the celestial sphere, to the empyrean empire, a divine ascension. Sounding balloons, they knew, plumbed the heights of the stratosphere, gathering meterological readings. The pressure differential at a certain height, within the heavenly realm, causes balloons to burst, and they slowly drift back through the sky. If they were to place the ash inside the balloon, they reasoned, it would then be scattered from this great height, through the ether, perhaps into galaxies beyond, were it to catch a zephyr heading that way.


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