Gemini 9. A ruby growing in a laboratory. (Omega Symbol):
TITLE: THE OLD AND THE NEW REVITALIZING EACH OTHER
The scientist has found ways to compress time, but the crystals he grows are unaware of this. They think they’ve spent thousands of years in the laboratory, for what is time to beings who breathe light? The ruby grows bigger and pinker and is faintly aware of the ground which it is not in, and the missing darkness, awarenesses rather curious, oddly pleasant, and nourishing to the vividness of its color. (Rubies are unable to worry – certainly the universe is a vast place and stranger things have happened there).