"Stood in firelight, sweltering. Bloodstain on chest like map of violent new continent. Felt cleansed, felt dark planet turn under my feet and knew what cats know that makes them scream like babies in night. Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever, and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion, bear children, hell-bound as ourselves go into oblivion. There is nothing else."