I have lived for ten thousand years. I have travelled across the globe from pole to pole in search of food and water. I have sailed ships that float on water and flown ships that soar the skies and space. I have seen the deepest trenches of the ocean and the highest tips of earth. I tamed the wildest beasts. I have levelled forests and destroyed villages. I have seen volcanoes explode and fill the sky with ash. I have felt the earth shake and crumble. I have learned new languages. I have created new life. I have decimated more species than nature herself. I was there when the first brick of Rome was laid and there when it fell. I have climbed to the top of every tree. I have saved time and lost it. I have eaten sheep’s eyes and drank snakes blood. I invented the wheel and discovered fire. I have held Kings siege. I have lived as a hobo in Saigon and as a Theatre owner in Ohio. I was the first man on the moon and the first to see the sun rise over the African Planes. I created new societies. I have taught children to read and use guns. I built the pyramids and I drank from the Nile. I wrote music and imagined distant planets. I have cried. I have made friends and lost them. I have fought in wars. I have killed millions of my fellow man. I have prayed to a God I don’t believe in. I scored the winning goal. I followed the stars. I discovered America. I deserted my family. I cheated on my wife. I ironed my clothes. I swam the oceans blue. I have had sword fights with skeletons and giant crabs. I have read books under my duvet. I have been angry, sad, happy and hungry. I have felt pain and relief. I am scared.
Tomorrow, I have an exam.