Sorrowful Sparrow
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There was once a Sparrow whose goal was to drain the ocean. She would fly over the great sea, scoop up a beak of water and dump it many miles inland. She would fly back and forth taking a few prescious teaspoons at a time until she died of old age hardly draining a bit.

There are those who would say that it would take a Sparrow forever to drain the ocean, but they would be wrong. Forever is longer than what the Sparrow would need to drain millions of oceans of millions of worlds like ours. But the Sparrow eventually did fall and never completed her task.

Many things that we think will last forever, don't. Buildings that were meant to last an eternity have long since crumbled to dust and ideas that were thought to be timeless have been discarded as relics of the past.

We cannot hope to measure the concept of forever with such meager and frail objects. Things and ideas have a common foe in time and they are all worn away perishing in the face of the infinity that is forever.

To grasp forever we must look deep within ourselves and find the things that will last forever, the only thing self-healing, self-preparing, and self-sustaining. The only thing to carry on after death arising from it's own ashes like the legendary pheonix. We can only measure forever in love.

In the face of love forever is no longer the destroyer of all things, the crumbler of buildings and the smasher of ideas. Rather, it is just a period of time and it's no even long enough. For million upon million of years is not enough to truly celebrate the joy of love. For there is not enough time to ever enjoy every last drop of it's nectar.

That's the truly beauty of love, before it all things are humbled and belittled, even in the blackness of all eternity.

Jake by RosepetalRosethorn reviews
Jake's interesting way of releasing himself of pain. It'll get graphic with blood and such later on. For now it is a short story, might move to novel. The title may chance as well. Please r&r
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,246 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/29/2002 - Published: 5/15/2002