Every generation

Generations come and go, each lives, dies and passes their baton to the next. An endless march of death. The lives from countless generations all lost for evolution.

The evolution of a species whose progeny might one day save itself from planetary extinction and might even become gods.

Would this progeny think of us, as we think of our ape ancestors? Will the sacrifice of so many generations be worth it?

Our short lives seem so long, real and tactile, but they are bookended by eternal nothingness.