地 Stone refused to move, and told Water, “Look all around you. Everything is as it should be. There is no need for change.”
水 Water said, “but all things change,” and turned to Fire, asking, “should we not make ourselves ever more fitting to our world?”
火 Fire thought a moment on this, then leaped up and exclaimed, “Perhaps! But instead, let us change this world to better suit us!” Addressing Wind, Fire enjoined, “Come, make a world with me!”
風 Wind said, “All these things have their place. We must grow to understand all that there is, that we may choose the wisest path. Perhaps Sky can guide us.”
空 And the four of them turned to Sky, who is also known as the All of Nothing, and sometimes also as Void. But Sky had already made a cosmos of conservation, a cosmos of adaptation, a cosmos of purpose, and a cosmos of understanding. He never answered, but simply created another, and yet another cosmos, each one accompanied by a sound like a metal bell, and also like a baby laughing with delight.
17 January, 2012, Los Angeles