"And what is one rising to, after all?
One is rising to eternity.
You think time is behind you?
Have another thought. Look AHEAD.
And you'll be in it.
"You'll be in it in a good state or a bad one. Really, I'm sorry to have to tell you, there's no choice. One may be able to step off the planet. One isn't going to step off life.
"In this time and in this place — for possibly just a little while, we have this chance. To go free and to make it. Planets and cultures are frail things. They do not endure.
"I cannot promise you that you will make it. I can only provide the knowledge and give you your chance.
"The rest is up to you.
"I strongly advise you work hard at it — don't waste this brief breath in eternity.
"For that is your future — ETERNITY.
"It will be good for you or bad.
"And for you, my dearest friend, I've done what I could to make it good for you.