eclipse Posted January 25, 2018 Share Posted January 25, 2018 The earth was like a swan as it moved through space,the debris surrounding it-like disconnected thoughts.This was Jack Johnson's fiftieth night in space aboardthe space station Argonaut. Jack had recently been hallucinating, mistakenly seen a spider's web, hehad been connecting stars searching for the index ofcreation.Jack was surprised at how black space appeared during the daytime and how incongruous death was withwhat Jack was experiencing in space.There werefifty two computers on the space station and twelve kilometers of electrical wiring but very little intellectualstimulation.Jack had been a Buddhist for twenty years and was startingto have doubts about reincarnation, the space stationseemed so sterile it was was made up of a number ofpressurized modules that served as scientific laboratoriesJack saw sixteen sunrises daily, the sun was taunting him,flashing his previous incarnations before him, remindingJack that it's life would continue long after he had gone andreincarnation was not guaranteed. Light from stars waslike echoes of previous lives he was sure he had lived.Jack compared his weightlessness with the increasinglyheavy thoughts he was starting to experience, the vastnessof space amplified Jack's despair, the earth was like a wheelof prayer he could not reach, Jack seemed to exist in someform on earth and on the space station and in an anotheruniverse also, space station crew members were like ghosts.Jack had his wedding picture with him and wondered if the universewas like a camera with an unknown intelligence filming itself,Jack existed in another dimension filming himself . Jack had a dream that night about a circle of mirrors containing his reflectionwithout an external presence-this was akin to several universesexisting but not being able to communicate. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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