“There’s nothing in the world as ruthless or impartial as death. All living matter ages over time and eventually dies… No matter how mighty or tiny its life force… So being alive means you’re creeping closer to death with every second… But there’s none of that here. No one and nothing ages. Nothing wastes away. This quiet, boundless, and beautiful world… An ideal world, straight out of a fairy tale, isn’t it? A place and time that belongs to no one… Res nullius… It’s because this is a future that was eliminated!!! History is composed of choices and divergences. Each choice you make creates a new world and brings forth a new future. But at the same time, you’re eliminating a different future with the choices you didn’t make. A future denied of all existence because of a change in the past… A future that was destroyed before it was even born rests here….” — Miguel (Chrono Cross)
This monologue though fanciful, I’d found rather thought provoking. And while it was in reference to a fictional “Dead Sea,” where time’s frozen; my mind was left to wander as I continued to ponder, finality in our own realm.Yes, the Tintin inspired collection of illustrations is nearly finished and I look forward to displaying all illustrations in the days to come.