Saturday, March 31, 2007

Vampires at the End of Time

Hello dear blog..

Today I wanted to talk about those scary blood sucking creatures, you know, vampires.
Scary and dangerous as they may be, to me they always had some kind of beauty and charm. Especially the female vampires, the forever lasting beauty. The unrelenting black hair. The perfectly white skin. The marvelously bright blue or sometimes even sort of purple eyes. But also the fact that they live for a really long time and that some of them have seen so much of history and must be so much the wiser for it!
This interests me a lot. I've always sort of wanted to live forever. Most of all I want to watch. I want to watch the history of the future, how will mankind turn out, how will the world or even the universe turn out? What mistakes will we still make, what good will we do? In that way I always sort of envy the vampire. Sentenced to watch the world change around him or her. Sentenced for eternity to see and experience, to lose and to gain to live on until the end.
What will the end look like I wonder? Will it just end, without us knowing it? Will things break down first? Will the universe reach a stable point, will chaos cease to exist? Will there be a big sign with "The End" in a big black void, or will it be rather the French "Finn"? Will there be ending credits? Or a sequel? I wonder...
And the vampire sees it all, right down to the final garbage collection of the great virtual machine we call Existence..

Will we ever know, dear blog? Will we every see?

Sunday, March 4, 2007

What's The Opposite of Life

I just saw the final episode of Dawson's Creek. Besides from it being a tear-jerker Dawson raises an interesting point somewhere during the show. He points out that the opposite of death isn't life, it's birth. Although one might argue that the opposite of being born is dying and that definitely the opposite of being dead is living (and that the opposite of being death is being life, or god. Which bring me to the hypothesis that life is heaven, or paradise), lets assume for a while that death isn't the obvious opposite of life as we take it to be. What then is the opposite of life?
If you see existence as a two dimensional plane, with a line dividing it (infinite space above and below) and life is above the line, what do you think is the opposite of life, under the line (call it the great divide). I know what I would think was on the other side. I would think that was on the other side, meaning that I would think that life after death was on the other side... But who knows; the other side might just be the mirror image of this side. Which gives me a very interesting dualistic idea: mind (the spirit, soul, etc.) lives in another universe/existence (on the other side of the divide), with not identical, but functionally comparable physics, which makes mind always run exactly in sync with our bodies. Thus not needing to pass energy through the divide, but still having some sort of synergy between them.. I call it: scindoism. The ism of the divide.

And that's how you get from Dawson's Creek, via paradise, through physics, to spiritualism..