~ A Brilliant Blaze ~
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
Jack London's Tales of Adventure