I pick up an unplugged phone and hear static. Then, I hear Joe's voice. He says he's in an energy field and the reception is bad. He says it's nothing but energy out there. No love or hate, no judgement. He says he's meeting a lot of people and none of them really know what's going on except that life is just the start. He says life on Earth is a lightweight experience, a trial to see how you deal with energy, within the vanity of the human form. You think you know it all but you really know nothing. He goes on to say that suicide is a joke. You might as well stick it out as long as you can in your flesh because you eventually end up where he is anyway. You might as well get your kicks. He says that there's nothing to worry about and that people spend too much time worrying on Earth. He says that people take life too seriously because they are convinced that's all there is and that's why they make war and kill each other and try to be the boss all the time. He says there's no cops where he is. He says it all made immediate sense to him as soon as he was out there. He says that I should hang in there and have a good time and be good to people even when they're bad to me. He says he doesn't envy the living. He says we carry too much fear and it's weighing us down, that we spend all our time trying to find the real meaning of life and it's right in front of us but we're too scared to see it. He tells me the rest was up to me. He fades out. I hang up.
Page 106 'Solipsist' By Henry Rollins
"Those that dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day, are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams and make them real."