"Okay. Once there was a world of adventure and wonder. Its people traveled faster than wind. They spoke to each other across seas and continents. They made light from the ground and music from the air, and spires that scraped the sky. They had ancient works of beauty and wisdom, studied only by an enlightened few. Great heroes protected them from famine and pestilence and war, so they outnumbered the stars."
"What did they call the world, Daddy?"
"Well, it didn't seem amazing to them, so they just called it Dirt."