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Extinguish

I stub out the cigarette and stare in silence as the embers slowly fade, leaving me in complete darkness. There is no escape from morbid thoughts, and I cannot help but think that this is how it all ends. Someone will watch the light in my eyes fade into nothingness. What once was, will be no more. A lifeless pile of cold flesh and rotting bones crumbling into dust. Someone very dear will ooze moisture from their face and vow to never forget. And one day their memories will turn to stardust, dissolving from their fingers and toes into nothingness.

Stardust is men who fought bravely, women that loved fiercely, children whose laughs echo through the wind. It is broken hearts and slayed limbs, silent melodies and blank pages, colorless dreams and an empty hourglass.

And yet I get this strange feeling that I am but a mere spectator. Yet there remains a tiny, fragmented, futile hope that as stardust, we are immortal.

Science? Or a metaphysical reality? 

I think the time has come to decide what to believe. I could believe that there was a purpose for this Universe, and that human race is indeed closer to finding the answers, which are, at the moment, mere theories. Or, I could choose to be stubbornly naive and say that the only things that exist are the things we perceive in this sensory world, believe that we will never find those answers, and thus turn my back on the philosophical questions of existence that have haunted me as well as our entire species, for generations.

After years of research and scientific experiments, are we any closer to knowing if there is any God, or if the Universe had any purpose whatsoever? Do scientists or non-atheists honestly believe that one day either a God or a purpose will suddenly reveal themselves to us, after resolutely ignoring the beseeching cry for answers raised by our species for billion generations?

I don’t think so. Perhaps, all that is going to happen is, The Last Human (so to speak), is gonna end up with an enormous amount of researched, well-written hypothesis. And he’s not gonna know what the fuck to do with it.

The Last Human will then take his last breath, and life will flash before his eyes, not just his own but of the billions of generations gone by, of all the people who gave up their lives in the quest for answers, searching for meaning. Even if there is an afterlife and even if we do learn the answers after death, truth is that no Human will ever have penetrated into this mystery.

Some people say that death is a mere inevitability, and that the spirit lives on, taking another life form. But, remembering one’s past life has always been beyond the ability of a mere mortal. If we are to start each new life as a blank slate, without a memory of the soul’s prior existence, what purpose is there to believe that death is only for the bodily realm? It seems like a mere consolation for those fearing death, the thought that we don’t really die and that the soul lives on.

So, I choose to be stubbornly naive. I think we only get one life, and if we don’t live it to the fullest, that’s it, we’re dead. I cannot say I can ever turn my back on the philosophical questions, I but right now, I choose to believe that the answers are not gonna appear miraculously; rather, there’s a possibility they will never be known, and we will be left shooting in the dark.

Evolution: Infinite or revolutionary?

We study the miracle of evolution from a single cell in which someone breathed life, to more and more complex organisms with powers so advantageous it would almost seem magical if you saw it happening. Once you get past those questions of ‘Who is our Creator’ or ‘Did we ourselves create this world from nothing’?, then you become brave enough to look to the future and wonder if we are still evolving or are we the last on the chain, the most advanced species there can ever be.

And the answer is disappointing if we consider ourselves to be the most evolved. True, they say that the next evolution is revolution in technology. But I feel that’s just evolution of mankind, not man himself. Technology is improving by massive strides, but at the end of the day, man is developing further on something that was man made in the first place.

Wouldn’t it be true evolution, if a couple hundred years later, man begins to evolve through his own spirit and inner sanctity? Imagine the man of the future, answering questions of existence with certainty; answering questions on the history of evolution, the Big Bang and the Universe itself, by diving deep into the memories of this infinite universe that gave us life – this colossal database as yet unexplored. Imagine man to be so powerful as to bend the 5 elements of the earth with his bare hands. Imagine man to be able to communicate without speaking; a language of this universe, spoken and understood by not only all species on this earth, but even those existing beyond the boundaries of our current knowledge.

I am wholly supportive of a technological revolution; after all it only goes to prove man’s power of intellect. But I refuse to accept that this is the only evolution there will ever be.

The stargazers

Fiddling with dials,
Twiddling fingers
Night after night,
Immersed in numbers

Starry backdrops
Ever-changing
Centuries zooming past,
Time travelling.

Destining lives,
At inception of souls
Heavenly immortality
Or black hell-holes

Some put faith in fate,
The stars know; and so we gaze.

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This is my reponse to the very first gargleblaster challenge over at Yeahwrite. We have to answer the question in 42 words exactly, and the question was:

What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?

 

 

 

And I love this challenge already, it’s fun!