Tomorrow night the moon will be full again, and my eyes will automatically seek it out. It will be there regardless what happens to me or to America or to the human race or to the world. As it always has, it waxes and wanes and waxes again, following its cycle as do the planets and the seasons and life itself. And, like life, it never sails through the same space twice, any more than the earth does, for the earth pulls the moon along as it circles the sun, and the sun pulls the earth, and the rotation of the galaxy pulls the sun, and on and on. All that cyclical motion: No wonder we can’t ever return to where we were.
That is the last paragraph in the epilogue from the book Messenger by Frank DeMarco, which was written as a sequel to James Hilton’s Lost Horizon. Sadly due to legal thingies, after the current inventory of Messenger is sold out, it cannot be reprinted.
As luck would have it though, Frank has made Messenger available to the world by posting the entire book on his blog. It is a wonderful book and I highly recommend that you drop by and give it a read. I am lucky enough to have a copy of Messenger, and there are still copies available from the publisher, in the event that after reading it, you would like to own a copy.