"In the end there is nothing left but ash, stone and steel. And even the greatest and tallest buildings will tumble and fall, then nature will grow over the great achievements of man and reclaim this world....."
'If by the year 2000 we have not solved the global problems that face us today, then I would say in 500 years we will see a world containing a technological civilization in ruins, in which there will be a relatively small number of people who are merely surviving, and our cities will be little more than magnificent ruins" (Isaac Asimov - Interview with Sy Bourgin).
I love Asimov. I sometimes would see a question in a book or something that asked what dead famous person you'd spend an hour with if you could. I never used to have an answer for that. Now Asimov is at the very top of my list.
When I saw this I instantly thought of this lyrics: "Dancing on the ashes of the world I behold the stars Heavy gale is blowing to my face Rising up the dust Barren lands are desperate to blossom Dark stars strive to shine I still remember the blue ocean In this dying world"