A New Dawn
November 28, 2233
It is early in the morning and I write from the mezzanine of the wanderer as we slowly drift away from sanctuary base on a warm tropical wind. The air smells of the salty sea, the taste of alien fish lingers on my lips, and the braided wooden railing I lean against is pleasurably smooth beneath my fingertips. Only minutes ago I awoke in the warm embrace of my girlfriend’s arms. …and although I sometimes still have fleeting doubts about our compatibility, the truth is that I feel giddy and happy when I’m with her. An intensely warm feeling deep in my chest that I cannot quite quantify.
I think this is what it feels like to be alive.
I think this is what it feels like to have something worth fighting for.
Today I give up my fear.
Today I will redefine myself.