This is one of the first songs I wrote after reading Ayn Rand back in 1996. Before I was the Spaceplayer, I was just another space cadet...The Romantic Manifesto was like a distant supernova in a universe of black holes; Rand believed that the sunlit world she described was dying, and that vision, to me, seemed light years away, almost burned out. But the elements of that star cannot be destroyed, and continue to drift throughout the universe; those elements are available to us should we wish to see the sunlit universe shine again.
It captures exactly how I felt as a new Objectivist with the weight of my irrational mind and the irrational world falling from my shoulders -- and with a new sphere of happiness, friendship and romance opening before me.
I'm printing your poem out now to put next to my printer at work. Thank you.