Time brings all things to pass.
There are no second chances.
There is only this moment,
and the next,
when everything you want will collide
with everything standing in your way.
Purpose and meaning are not to be found
in the laws of nature.
It is our job to create them,
as we journey into the vast emptiness of the universe
and seek fellowship among the stars.
We are the architects of the future.
This is our empire.

                                from Empire, by Delta Heavy