The Egg by Andy Weir

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The Egg by Andy Weir

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:58 am

Another take on reincarnation, for that quiet time between Christmas and New Year - or any other down-time, I guess.

The Egg by: Andy Weir

You were on your way home when you died.
It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.
And that’s when you met me.
“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”
“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.

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Re: The Egg by Andy Weir

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:11 am

Thanks Kim.
Similar in theme to Arthur C. Clarke's 'Childhood's End'.
Kind regards,
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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