A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 051, Tuesday
February 20th, 2018
Chapter Two: Channel
Every-thing is one in the quantum field.
Time and space, our normal conception of them, they do not exist, there meaning and distinction are completely lost.
In the quantum field everything was entangled, like a ball of string, condensed into a single point of reference.
There was no distance between Earth and HomeWorld; between humanity and the Continuum, or the Collective, or the population of any other world.
The reality of individual experience, the reality of individuation, the reality of time as experienced by beings existing on a scale that is large enough to see it, these are true phenomena, even while at the same time being a type of illusion.
Jim felt Earth’s psychic pain rushing through the wormhole connecting him to Kathy. He felt much more than the fear, shock, and panic, that he was expecting. He sensed the fullness of the human race coming through with her, the living and the dead, the present and the past, the entirety of Earth’s collective consciousness arriving with her.
The force of it was much greater than Jim was expecting, hoping for, wanting.
He was barely able to hang onto his identity in the onrush. He clung to himself like a life raft, like a man hanging over the edge of a cliff by his fingernails, and slipping.
He blacked out.
It was too much.
Even as the entire Collective went into shock, while the Continuum scrambled to make sense of what was happening, knowing that Jim, the Observer had returned to the HomeWorld as an assassin, Jim lost his grip on what was happening and his ability to control any of the aftermath.
He was victorious, and he had lost, both at the same time.
As his sense of what was transpiring around him was going dim. He perceived a familiar person near to him, searching for him, reaching out through the psychic maelstrom for something to cling to.
She was scared, but she was whole, she was confident, and she was ascending.
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