The Big Ones spoke about the

things they had learned and


about how the Red Sun was a

massive ball of hydrogen,

how its heat and light drove

the currents in the sea and

stirred the clouds in the sky.

They learned about and named

the elements and broke them down

into atoms and electrons.

They understood biological

chemistry and discovered their

ascent from lower forms of life.

They inferred from analyzing the

light of the far off suns that

life like their own could live out

there- beyond.

They burned forests and mined the

mountains, they studied creatures

on far off islands and collected

specimens for dissection and


The air soon saw flying machines

and radio tamed for communication.

They looked out and tried to

listen for others who might be

broadcasting too.

Listening and waiting.