The Long-Buried Truth

The science says that the Earth formed out of accreting dust from the sun’s protoplanetary disc. The truth is that our planet is the hardened shell of Hnturi-N’gburo, hibernating comfortably within. That molten iron core we’re so sure of? The iron blood of N’gburo, to whom we are as fleas. We perform a symbiotic duty, scrubbing clean the forests that grow like moss on its back, picking and prying away the scabs of its cooled iron-blood from beneath its shell.

I know because I’m a janitor in the broadest, deepest building in the world, and I clean the sub-sub-sub-sub-basements every day. That close to N’gburo, it talks to me, mumbles like a half-awake genius shedding accidental brilliance while dozing on the train. One day, perhaps soon, Hnturi-N’gburo will wake. Like a bear emerging from its cave, N’gburo will shed its shell and swim through space to what we cannot know. Mating? War? A philosophical debate? Though we will all die screaming into the unhearing void of space N’gburo casts us into, I long to see that day before I die. I want to see its majesty.

Yeah, so that’s why we don’t need to worry about conservation or climate change.

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One Response to The Long-Buried Truth

  1. Cameron LaRue says:

    I’ve actually seen evangelical Christians make the argument that we should trust in God to handle that climage change and conservation. I don’t understand that view at all.

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