Empty Days

Saturday, September 10, 2005



It's the same story as after my bike-trip last summer: I can't import any impressions or anything that might be of value from "there" to "here" - because as soon as I find myself "here", I start feeling like I am about to die and I need to fight a sort of huge snake that wants to suffocate me.

I honestly had no inkling whatsoever that it would happen again - I was in perfect mental shape for exactly 3 months and the snake manifested only on arrival.

And by the way: what if this is how it happens when we die? The soul leaves the body, crosses from a well-known "here" to a totally unknown "there", and it turns out to be something completely unexpected and terribly suffocating? And since you're dead you can't do a thing about it...
There are zero garantees against that happening.

In other words, we modern-people share the same cheer and good mood as the astronauts of the shuttle Columbia upon entering the atmosphere on their way home... they clearly had no idea they would burn to death in only a minute. No one did in fact.

Perhaps it doesn't matter? Perhaps indeed it matters not.





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