Sanity is a Compromise
The Earth dropped from beneath us like a stone into blind nothingness
I could not bear the weight of the air. Let us soar
higher, ever higher!
Below, gray seas were tumbling. It seemed to me
(insanely enough) that their moving wrinkles were the
laughter of a very old man
This is a true story.
It has been rewritten only so far as was necessary to conceal personalities. It is a terrible story; but it is also a story of hope and of beauty. It reveals with startling clearness the abyss on which our civilization trembles.