Those of you who are acquainted with me on a personal level already know that I'm not the praying type.
Tonight, however, I'm modifying my behavior to some degree, and I'm even going so far as to ask the rest of you do to the same, if you're willing.
Fox is currently in a coma, which was to be expected, given the... delicate nature of the procedure itself, so we still won't know the outcome for a few more days. It's possible he could wake from it good as new, or exactly the same, or even with the few memories he's made these past several weeks wiped out all over again. He might not even wake up, period. Those are just the facts.
I don't believe in all-powerful, omnipotent gods (Christian or otherwise), various forms of the afterlife, or any of the other spiritual refuges that humanity turns to for comfort and solace in times of crisis. I understand them, and the need for them; I know a lot about the history, origins, and evolution of practically every creationist/apocalyptic mythos that has ever existed on this planet, and then some. I could lecture for literally days
on end as to how and why such concepts have become so important to us as individuals, and to the human race as a whole.
But none of that means I truly have faith
in a higher power (or powers). I'm not saying there's no one out there watching over us from a distance, observing our actions, our triumphs and failures, and simply choosing to turn a blind eye to it all. The universe is infinite, and I have my own experiences to draw upon, that tell me the exact opposite is true. Someone
may be watching (probably are right now, in fact), but no matter how powerful or omniscient they may be, they're fallible beings, just like the rest of us. Doesn't matter what name they choose to go by at any given time or place, there's still no such thing as magic.
No one's going to ride to the rescue, or wave a magic wand, or descend from on high and make everything okay. I know
this, and I accept it. Again, that's just the way things are.
...but I'm going to go ahead and pray, anyway. I'd like to encourage the rest of you do the same, if you're so inclined.