We were assured it was safe even though it looked a little rickety. The brochure said it was the pathway to a new life. No more war, poverty, dodgy politics or disappointment.
The crack in the side was nothing more than a design fault, ‘nothing to worry about’.
We took off on our journey to Utopia, the ship creaked and groaned, shuddered and shook but rose into the air and moved in a reasonably straight line for a ship of its size.
We picnicked under the trees on the bow end, it afforded us time to cement our relationship. We were told the journey would take some time and there was nothing to see other than the landscape immediately surrounding us.
The first thing we noticed was there was no night. It was always day. We didn’t seem to get tired. Everyone we met was like us looking forward to a life where happiness and contentment was a way of life.
The air of conviviality permeated everything we did.
Time we came to understand had no meaning. No one asked us for anything. There was plenty to eat, drink and our accommodation was at best adequate.
We walked the circumference, we walked the diameter, we walked every which way and never tired of the fact that we didn’t have a care in the world.
Then there was an announcement and we all stood looking forward as the ship slowed. Ahead was a sign “Welcome to Eternity where everything lasts a long time.”.