We fell in love with adventure, the whole earthly environment, the idea that we had inherited what we didn’t create, that in between the visible-to-the-eye celestial world and the dark world below the seas there we were left to exist. There are just as many people in love with the flat world as there are adventurers; they ground us from falling too fast and too often. After all, many ships met their fate on the seas as nature proved its power. They were claimed as they set out with the purpose of claiming. And for those who keep pulling us over the edge, they need not try to take the whole world with them. Maybe their personal risks and love for adventure and discovery will inspire the next generation – that alone is the risk of falling.
Robert Waters, 2016. From, "The Prophetic Backbone"