I want to share with you a short excerpt from the book Insomnia by Stephen King. It was the second reading for me , the first time being a couple of years ago. I can’t remember if the impact of this was as profound as it was then, but I will tell you that this time it felt like a pretty big brick hit me right in the middle of my eyes! Thankfully it was just a metaphorical brick, so no injuries were actually sustained 😉
Lachesis: [No! No,no,no! You couldn’t be more wrong! Have you not wondered why you are Short-Timers, marking the spans of your lives in decades rather than in centuries? Your lives are short because you burn like bonfires! When you draw energy from your fellow Short-Timers, it’s like —]
Image: A child at the seashore, a lovely little girl with golden ringlets bouncing on her shoulders, runs down the beach to where the waves break. In one hand she carries a red plastic bucket. She kneels and fills it from the bast bray-blue Atlantic.
Clotho: [ You are like that child, Ralph and Lois — your fellow Short-Timers are like the sea. Do you understand now?]
Ralph: [ There is really that much of this aura energy in the human race?]
Lachesis: [You still don’t understand. That’s how much there is —]
Lois broke in. Her voice was trembling, although whether out of fear or ecstasy, Ralph could not tell.
[ That’s how much there is in each one of us, Ralph. That’s how much there is in every human being on the face of the earth!]
I know right?
I don’t know how much that has impacted you, dear reader…but wow. Can you even imagine?
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