My husband and I were watching Babylon 5. Again. I like the show more every time we watch it. I find it carefully expressed. Carefully produced. Well-acted. Obviously, I enjoy writing. And I really enjoy good writing. Here is some of Babylon 5’s really good writing.
This is from ‘A Distant Star’ (Season 2, Episode 4)
Delenn is the ambassador for a race called the Minbari and she is talking to Captain Sheridan in the park on the space station. She says,
“The universe puts us in places where we can learn.
They’re never easy places. But they are right.
Wherever we are is the right place at the right time.
The pain that sometimes comes is part of the process of constantly being born.
We are…going through transitions but the universe knows what it is doing.
I will tell you a great secret, Captain, perhaps the greatest of all time.
The molecules of your body are the same molecules that make up this station
and the nebulae outside and that burn inside the stars themselves.
WE ARE STAR STUFF. We ARE the universe made manifest, trying to figure itself out.
And as we have both learned, sometimes the universe requires a change of perspective.”
It left me thinking…