All the Choices
"If I could light a match below the words I have written, so they catch the fire and disintegrate, I would. If I could cut up this story in pieces, and mix the letters of Truth so they would be lies, I would too. However, I respect the story written so far, and I think this story respects you as well, my dear Reader. So, we have reached a moment where you choose to respect the story as you choose it to be. This is a moment where you choose. As the characters segregated into separate paths, now is the moment for you to read and follow each character in the order you choose it to be. Take it as the poetic freedom of the flavor you wish to sense first; the wine, the fruit, the cloud, the rain, the flame or the snow."
- The Author, Chapter VI "All the Choices"
“So Man, who here seems principal alone,
Perhaps acts second to some sphere unknown, Touches some wheel, or verges to some goal;
’Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.”
-An Essay on Man, Alexander Pope