we were en yeer way heme when yee med.
It wes e car emergent Nething paticularly
remarkable, but fatal nonetheless, we Weft neared e
wree end twe hendren It wes e pornless death. The
EMT: med than best to save yee, but to no even.
Your body wes so utterly shattered yee were
better eff, trust me.
And that' s when yee met me
What. whet happened?" we asked. "Where em
wee med," 1 sad, No port m
There wes e. e truck and rt wes . Jr
Yup." 1 sad
Wm. But dent fem bad about rt Everyone dram"!
we looked around. There wes rotundness, Just
yee end me. "What rs the place?"'' asked "ts
ths the afterthe?"
Mare er less," 1 sad
Are yee god?" we asked.
My Lads. my wree," yee sad.
What about them?"
WM they be all nght?"
That' s whet I ye to see," I an "You Just med
and yeer mam concern rs fer yeer fanny That' s
good stuff nght there."
we looked at me wrth Te yee, '
look ye Gad. [Just looked ye seme men or
possably e wemen. seme vague anthoney Faure,
maybe mere or a grammar school teacher than the
Dont wavy,” 1 sad "The/ ll be hne. Your Lads MU
remember yee es perfect m every way. They didn' t
have trmo to drew contempt fer yee. Your wree wrn
my en the , but MU be secretly renewed Te
be fer, yeer mercredi wes feared apart. rt' s any
consolation, shell fem very cunty fer
oh," yee sad we whet happens now? Do 1 go to
heaven er hen er somethong?"
Motherr" raad." Youll be reincarnated "
Ah," yee sad. we the Hindus were ,"
an readdress ere nght m then awn way," 1 sad
Way wrth me."
we renewed along es we strode through the van.
Where ere we "
Nowhere m partiular," raad "It' s Just Turn to
we what’: the port, then?" we eyed "when I
get reborn, 1' 11 Just be e blank mete, nght? A baby
So en my experinces and everything I dd m tha
We won' t matter,"
Not sol" 1 sad wee have arthro yee all the
knoweledge end experinces or all yeer past yes
we Just dent remember them nght new."
I stopped weakend and took yee by the shoulders
veer soul rs mere , , end
ghancc then yee can . A heman
mud can only eastern e trny freetown or whet yee
ere he ye yeer hager m e glass mfwever
to see f rt' s hot er cold, we put e trny part or
yourself mm the vessel, end when you bang rt back
eet, yee' darned all the experinces rt had
Touce been m a heman fer the last 45 years, so
yee haven' t stretched out yet end fee the rest or
yeer immense senselessness. we hung out here
fer end endeth, we' d start rememberin
everything But there' s no port to dang that
between each me."
How many tunes have I been ?"
Oh lots, Lats end lots An m to lots indifferent
Was." 1 sad. "The trmo around, youll be e chanese
peasent yr m we AD."
Wat, what?" we stammered "we' re sending me
back m trmo?"
Well, I guess techncally Trmo, es yee know rt,
my emits m yeer universe Threds ere defferent
where I came Yom."
where yee came from?" we sad.
uh sure,‘ 1 expressed t came Tram somewhere.
Somewhere me. And there ere ethers ye me. 1
knew youll went to knew whet rt' s ye there, but
honestly yee weeden' t understand."
Oh," yee sad, a we let dawn. "set wart 1 get
reincarnated to ether places m trmo, I could have
interested wrth myself at seme perna."
were Happens en the trmo And wrth bath was
my aware or then awn yee dent even
knew rt' s happening."
we what’: the perm of rt all?"
Seiously?" I asked. ' we' re me
fer the meening or We? Isn' t that e we
Well rte e reasonable question," you persisted
I eyed yee m the eye. "The meening , the
reasen 1 made the whee universe, rs fer yee to
we mean mankind? we went es to mature?"
No, Just yee [made the whee universe fer yee.
wrth each new We yee drew and mature and
become e larger end greater intenret."
Just me? What about everyone arse?"
There rs no ene erse," ." the universe,
there' s Just yee and me "
we stared blankly at me. "But en the people en
an yee Defferent or yee Fr
New you' re detered rt," 1 sad, wrth e
congratulatory sen en the back,
I' m every human bang whe ever Wed?"
or whe wrn ever We, yes FF
I' m Abraham Lincolns"
I' m Htler?" we sad, appalled
And you' re the moons he Med FF
And were everyone whe renewed mm."
we fen sent.
Every trmo yee sameone," I sad, "you
were yourself. Every act or kindness
yee' done, we' done to yourself Every happy
end sad moment ever experienced by any heman
wes, er wrn be, experienced by yee."
we thought fer e end trmo
Why?" we eyed me. "why do all the?"
Because someday, yee wrn become ye me.
Because that' s whet yee ere. we' re ene of my
kand we' re my chm FF
whee," yee sad, incredulous" You mean I' m e
No Not yet. we' re e fetes we' re SUM .
Once yee' Wed every heman We throughout all
trmo, yee WM have grown endeth to be born FF
we the where universe," yee sad, "rt' s Jest. FF
An egg." 1 answered. "Now rt' s trmo fer yee to
move en to yeer next me."
And I sent yee en yeer way.