Thursday, April 28, 2016

Other

On every planet there is an equal and opposing side of good and evil, one that creates and nurtures while the other destroys and burns. When aliens first came to our planet they told us this and we couldn't believe them; at first we thought that we were the good guys, to which the aliens simply snorted; then we realized, with horror, that we were the destroyers. But then who was the equally good force on our world?
"What other species has existed as long as you have and whose life span is a great deal longer than yours--who over populates the planet almost as much as you do while never harming anyone? On the contrary, they produce so much for us: air, fresh food in each season and shelter for humans and animals alike and, in their death, return all their rich nutrients to the soil? It's the trees, lass."