CHORONZON: I am a dire world, prey-stalking, lethal prowler.MORPHEUS: I am a hunter, horse-mounted, wolf-stabbing.
CHORONZON: I am a horsefly, horse-stinging, hunter-throwing.
MORPHEUS: I am a spider, fly-consuming, eight legged.
CHORONZON: I am a snake, spider-devouring, posion-toothed.
MORPHEUS: I am an ox, snake-crushing, heavy footed.
CHORONZON: I am an anthrax, butcher, bacterium, warm-life destroying.
MORPHEUS: I am a world, space-floating, life nurturing.
CHORONZON: I am a nova, all-exploding… planet-cremating.
MORPHEUS: I am the Universe — all things encompassing, all life embracing.
CHORONZON: I am Anti-Life, the Beast of Judgement. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, gods, worlds… of everything. Sss. And what will you be then, Dreamlord?
MORPHEUS: I am hope.
The above is taken from Neil Gaiman’s classic Sandman series. “A Hope in Hell” was the title of the issue.
The sequence above is the first thing that came to mind when I saw the results of the Iowa Primaries. More specifically it was the first thing I thought of when I heard that Obama won and Clinton came in THIRD.
(edited to add: I’ve got to reiterate my support for Edwards here, but hope is a powerful thing.)