- Books, Literature, and Writing
28 January 2013 Vignette
In this world, time is what kills you. It is your lifeline. When it runs out you die. For every unnatural process that you perform, there is time being taken off of your life. Therefore, trees and other plants of nature remain living for the rest of their life. On the other hand, humans and other animals are disappearing out of thin air. Only the people that lay around trying to save themselves live the longest. The others want to experience the most out of their lives, so they enjoy and die quickly.
Out of a window, one watches the outside world. He is trying to save himself. He cannot do what everyone else out there is doing, enjoying themselves. He cannot risk his life for the sake of entertainment. He cannot stand watching them. But he does. He remains still. And watches. For this is how he will pass the rest of his immortal life. He sits there, knowing that he will never experience any of those things.
Enjoying themselves, the risk-takers do whatever they want without fearing that it will cause them to die. For they want to live and do everything possible in their power to make sure that they live a wonderful life. They do not care about the fact that they will die. They live in the moment. A short-lived life. Nothing gets in the way of them and freedom from time.
A man is watching everyone through a window. Another man, outside, is bungee jumping off of a skyscraper. Two women are driving super fast around Berne as if there is no tomorrow. A child skips through the meadows knowing that she might not return. A father playing with his child just disappears. His child starts crying. Soon the child disappears. Two lovers are on a bridge. They are talking about how many more things they think they can do before they die. Before they can hold hands the boy disappears. Everyone has to live on his own. They do not want to grow attached to people and worry about losing them later on. People everywhere are disintegrating.
In this world, the watchers have an immortal life of no life. And the risk-takers have a short life of life.