Sometimes you get a sign so tremendous that even after years of miracles and impossible synchronicities, it all seems so fresh again; but for the large hadron collider to be switched on during a leap year? Right now I'm watching cern's live webcast. I think now it's safe to share a few details....
2-29-08 1:44 am :
"This place is fantastic. The drive and passion it takes to build something like this.... ....What little I have seen has been enough to restore my faith in humanity. When Samm and I built the Newcomen II we never would have been able to imagine this. That's magic I guess. Funny how no matter how many times I say it, it still sounds utterly bizarre; That's magic. ________ has assured me no one will ever find the devices we brought. I think he can be trusted. He owes Samm too much now not to keep his word."- excerpt from Julia's journal
"I knew it was supposed to be huge, but holy shit! Huge doesn't do the fucker justice! Standing here all these years after the cell first formed all I can think of is that yin/yang line Samm is always quoting, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology". Julia calls it the Clarke-Niven Uncertainty Principle. Nerds."- excerpt from Elise's journal.
"This experience paid for in blood and wrapped in night...I know now why the shepherds cowered before the angels, and why the angels told them not to be afraid. I have killed my very self. Slaughtered everything I ever was, to become the person who could do what was necessary to be standing here. Tower Zero. I almost choked when he said it.
(9/09/08 no hour recorded) A doomsday device...as if the end of this world is something to mourn. How backwards do you have to be to dress for a funeral on your way to a baptism anyway? I can hardly wait to hear back from Elise and Julia tomorrow. Less than twenty four hours to go, hopefully then I can get some sleep.." - excerpts from my personal journals.