this distant music of the future…
It is all in the air.
It is all gathering in the underground
Coming together majestically
We should listen to the things
Forming in the air,
The things forming in the underground.
We should do some deep serious working
On the spirit of the age
If we are going to bring about
A marvelous future,
If we are going to have some control
On how the unknown will affect us.
The air must be altered,
The underground must be understood,
For the overground to be different.
- Ben Okri, excerpted from Mental Flight