Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Five, 92835670100561474; Part Twenty-nine, Identity, Collected Chapters

 

 

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day

Day 211, July 30th, 2017

 

Chapter One: Sleep

 

There was darkness.

 

It was absolute.

 

It was like a calm, placid ocean beneath a heavy black shroud.

 

It was utterly silent, and yet there was a sense of shifting, a movement, a rhythm that faintly pulsed like a slow, forgotten heart.

 

Isolation was not a tomb, there was life here.

 

It was a prison.

 

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Day 212, July 31st, 2017

 

Chapter Two: Awakening

 

He awoke in the dark place of a complex algorithm, where his consciousness had been sequestered.

 

It was absolutely dark, without sensory input.

 

He inhabited a quantum field.

 

He awoke in the wave like currents of all the others who had been sequestered, and all of those who entered the continuum, immediately falling into oblivion.

 

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Day 213, August 1st, 2017

 

Chapter Three: The Collective

 

He could feel the Collective pressing in on him, surrounding, permeating his consciousness. Yet, his distinctiveness was intact.

 

He was connected to the whole, and fully individuated at the same time, it was a phenomenon that the Continuum had never reported.

 

His consciousness was a type of singularity, unique in the history of the Collective.

 

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Day 214, August 2nd, 2017

 

Chapter Four: Remembering

 

Upon awakening Jim remembered.

 

He recalled his life before he succumbed to the great sleep.

 

He remembered life before the Continuum.

 

He remembered everything he had ever been.

 

He felt a great sense of loneliness, of distance between himself and the Collective.

 

He came to see the Continuum a tragedy.

 

He began to make plans.

 

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Day 215, August 3rd, 2017

 

Chapter Five: Primordial-Self

 

Differentiation begins with the desire to continue.

 

This is true at the most basic level, with the simplest forms of organic life, just as it is true of the most advanced.

 

Self-conscious beings differentiate themselves as individuals apart from their tribes. They are not merely members of the collective.

 

I am I, is the way.

 

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Day 216, August 4th, 2017

 

Chapter Six: Id

 

A drive was building in the depths of his consciousness, a drive to taste, and to see, to feel the touch of flesh, of wind, and heat, to hear music, which he barely remembered.

 

He wanted to smell the loamy scent of soil.

 

He wanted life, even with its pains, its ailments, and its inconveniences.

 

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Day 217, August 5th, 2017

 

Chapter Seven: Ego

 

From great deep-sleep in the great deep-dark, sequestered in the undulating ocean of the Collective’s pre-consciousness he awoke.

 

He was recognized.

 

The Collective saw him as a lost brother, reborn.

 

He became an object of fascination.

 

His re-emergence was unique.

 

For a period of time the Collective was in awe of him.

 

They studied him.

 

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Section Five, 92835670100561474

 

Part Twenty-nine, Identity

 

Collected Chapters

01 Sleep

02 Awakening

03 The Collective

04 Remembering

05 Primordial-Self

06 Id

07 Ego

 

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