Are we alone in the universe?
"Are we really alone in the universe", inquired the inquisitive child.
"The question is not if we're alone in the universe; rather how much of the universe we truly know" retorted the wise scientist.
"You mean there's more than 8 planets..." gawked the wide eyed cherub.
"Yes child. There are infinite universes, not just one, and infinite worlds, like this one. So you see the question isn't if, but when we are visited by intelligent life forms" postulated the man of science...
The kid smiled an almost wistful, empty smile. He looked up at the night sky and made a sign. He knew that he was truly alone in this and all other universes, star systems and worlds...
It is like that when you don't know who your progenitors are, when you've been abandoned.
He dare not say anything to the scientist though. He liked the old coot, he didn't want to shatter his reverie.