We are the farmers. The galaxies are our fields. We reap. We gather. We sow. It has been our calling for millions of years. We are nurturers. Keepers of all life. Shepherds.

We keep a library of the most basic, and most complex, building blocks of all living things. Humanity called these DNA. 

You are reborn. We gift you a new planet. Archon.

We teach you language. You learn survival. Your turn to nurture. Be kind. Live well. Love all. Be different than you were before.

We trust you will not break this new world as you broke the old.

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    2 years ago

    One of several takes on the “aliens studying/watching earth” sub-theme, this one was comforting and full of hope. How lovely to imagine kindly shepherds giving us a second chance. We hope there is some truth in this story.

    Eric Radcliffe
    Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
    2 years ago

    The thing is Carrie, the world is broken. There are literally hundreds maybe even thousands of philosophies and even more religions, and we still can not get it right, can we? The flaw it seems is in the DNA – our make up…What do you think?

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    2 years ago

    The saddest thing is our planet is already broken. I wish it is not too late for everyone to make a difference to save our planet.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Carrie OLeary
    2 years ago

    Yes. I wish and I hope that too.

    Julie Harris
    Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
    2 years ago

    Carrie, this is a beautiful story and a very hopeful thought. I’d like to think we were being watched over by such loving, insightful Shepherds. I hope they come soon to make things better. I wish they’d help us heal this beautiful Earth, which was truly a paradise for such a long time. I’m not ready to move to another planet yet.

    Thompson Emate
    Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
    2 years ago

    What a wonderful story Carrie. I had to read it over again to understand it better. So much in few words. What is Archon?

    Marianna Pieterse
    Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
    2 years ago

    Carrie, I wonder if humans actually learned their lesson after causing so much damage to earth. This is a lovely story with a very positive and hopeful feel. Well done.

    Danielle Burke
    Danielle Burke(@danielle-burke)
    2 years ago

    I love the “voice” of the shepherds, Carrie. The short sentences convey wisdom and a hopeful trust.

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