A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 216, Saturday
August 4th, 2018
Chapter Six: Id
A drive was building in the depths of his consciousness, a drive to taste and to see, to feel the touch of flesh, of wind and heat, to hear music, things which he only remembered in the abstract.
He wanted to smell the loamy scent of soil, the perfume of a flower, the briny-salted air lifting off the sea.
He wanted to be able to set his mind free, free to wander in the simple melodies carried on the wind, and the sounds of people working.
He wanted to feel something beyond touch, to feel the things that only a body could feel, the emotional component of consciousness.
He wanted to taste the earth and the sweet sugars he recalled from his own real-childhood, and the salty sweat of a lover’s skin.
He wanted to be.
He wanted life, even with its pains, its ailments, and its inconveniences.
He craved an authentic experience, a return to real life.
He knew that he had to inhabit a body once again, he needed this so that he could ground himself once more as a singular being.
He had to be free from the Collective and the abomination that was the Continuum.
He focused his will on this end, on making himself a candidate for reincarnation as a member of the Observer Corps.
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