-The Ebony Man, Infinity #6; Jonathan Hickman 2013
You’ve probably lived your entire life believing how all of this…should be. Cherish life. Lift up the unfortunate. Be honorable, and above all…be a good man. Do these things and the universe will reward you in some way. It’s an ethos…and a noble one at that. Believing in hope. Listen to me, boy…all hope is fleeting in the face of Thanos.
Accepting your goal is unattainable is the start to a destructive path you’re never likely to recover from. It’s a journey that guarantees a tragic ending. But as I stood there, having long since realized I would never truly find what I sought in her, it still felt like the pain of an open wound to fall short once again. She will always be within sight, a goal I can never give up. But just the same, she will always be just out of reach and unwilling to step back into that realm of possibility. I can accept that my goal is unattainable, but I will fall further down that tragic path every day I must live with that acceptance.
|—||S. Saihtam; Of Lesser Times & Fading Memories|