Lucretius thought if you coated your cup with honey then drinking the bitter truth would be tasty. The bitter truth Lucretius said, was that no one invented the universe, it was just a bunch of bouncing seeds doing what they do which is bounce around everywhere forever eventually making amazing things and dull things and regular things. It was a nice idea and he made it into a beautiful poem, but everyone hated Lucretius because of what he said in it and honestly that poem made them feel afraid and alone and so they waited until he died but once he did then they buried him in a dirty hole for a thousand years. When Lucretius was uncovered, he said It’s OK, I am fine. No hard feelings. It was just seeds, he said, doing what they do, which is amazing when you think about it, even when it is really dull. Lucretius then dusted himself off and to our surprise told us that he really was pretty damned thirty if you want to know the truth.
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