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God and I in space alone . . .
and nobody else in view . . .
« And where are all the people,
Oh Lord » I said,
« the earth below
and the sky overhead
and the dead that I once knew? »
« That was a dream, » God smiled
and said: « The dream that seemed to
be true; there were no people
living or dead; there was no earth,
and no sky overhead,
there was only myself in you. »
« Why do I feel no fear? » I asked,
« meeting you here in this way?
For I have sinned, I know full well
and is there heaven and is there hell,
and is this Judgement Day? »
« Nay, those were but dreams »
the Great God said, « dreams that have ceased to
There are no such things as fear and sin;
there is no you . . . you never have been.
There is nothing at all but me. » – Ella Wheeler Wilcox