Hypnagogic jerk

You fall to sleep and the next thing you know, you get that tickling feeling inside like you're falling. You're falling off the planet. You grapple at the grass for anchorage but the roots give way and you fall 160km up to low Earth orbit.

Here you are on the precipice of oblivion floating above the Earth. Below you is the duality of life’s snow dome and the abyss of nothingness as you start sinking back toward the point of rapid orbital decay. You find yourself falling back to Earth, faster and faster, spinning and spiraling around and around out of control... and then as you are about to hit, you wake.

 

MUSIC

Carmina burana, Carl Orff 1936

 

TAGS

Earth, Planet, Photo

 

LINKS

NASA photo gallery

Hypnic jerk

What do you want

You open your eyes and in front of you is planet Earth floating in space. And like a moth to the flame its light captivates with a question: What do i want?

Some try travelling to the Moon and Mars but what do you want from Mother Earth? With the short time you have left, what do you want from this life? Where do you want to go? And when?

I am your home: your father's cradle and your child's grave. I am the four seasons eternally. I am your North, South, East and West. I am your noon and night, your sun and moon. I am the air you breath, the water you drink, the food you eat and the shite you excrete. What do you want of me?

 

SEE ALSO

Explore Earth on Google Maps

 

TAGS

Earth, Planet, Life-meaning