a Trillion Story
Thu Apr 1, 2021 14:00

The pyramids were built brick by brick, piece by piece. So too are individuals. Each brick of experience is laid down on top of another with all the concomitant labour and suffering attached to it. Civilization was built by laying one brick on top of another and so on and so forth for generations and ages. Each age is built on top of another like an unfinished ladder that stretches and bends upward toward the heavens. Society constructs itself in the same manner. With each new rung added we take a step higher and closer to the ledge that our ladder leans up against. One day we will reach the top of the ledge and look over. Perhaps, we will see another set of eyes staring back at us. Perhaps, we will see nothing, nothing at all. Perhaps, the ladder’s logic-defying physics was merely a product of our collective imagination...

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