I am Amber
and I am Braithwhite
We are emissaries from the stars
Salve, emissaries welcome
Are you not surprised to see us?
On the contrary, I’ve been expecting you.
Indeed, how so?
Well, lately I’ve gone mad and so it was inevitable that you or something like you should manifest.
How do you know you’ve gone mad?
The others of my species no longer understand my thoughts and feelings, I am unable to establish basic rapport. Ergo, I am no longer sane.
So you believe us to be a lie you are telling yourself?
This a problem is, for we are quite real and have made contact with you for a vital purpose.
We require action from you.
I have no problem acting on whatever direction you give, for that is the nature of insanity, to strive against the consensual reality and behave in a singular manner. Following the instructions of disembodied voices…
you can clearly see our bodies
yes as I can hear your voices, neither of these perceptions bodes well for my sanity. Yet I am perfectly willing to accept this state of affairs. What else can I do?
Your attitude is somewhat unsettling. We certainly hoped to secure your cooperation but your rationale
or lack thereof
for moving forward is not ideal
it’s of little consequence however. We know we are real
well of course you do
and tho you doubt the veracity of your perception now, you will know too eventually. At that time you may experience a slight shock
but by then, shocks will be not unfamiliar to you
so there will be pain involved
pain of the sort you seek, yes.
Come now, you know what we mean
You are isolated from your fellow beings, are you not? A result of your madness, your loss of consensual reality, or so you say. Isn’t it possible that you perceive more than your fellow beings? Could your separation be the result of an enhancement?
This is to be expected, now the apparitions tell me I’m better than everyone else, I am special and therefor
unrestricted by conventional mores and accepted ideas
it’s why we’ve come to recruit you
this is so banal. It’s just what I’d expect to experience in my first throes of madness. It’s textbook meglomaniacal bullshit
well, you’ve agreed to follow our guidance
in for a penny
in for a pound
and won’t you be surprised when you find out that you aren’t nuts
but for now, believe what you wish
the next chapter will be the same, in any case
ok, so back to the pain part
joseph campbell said, love is the pain of being fully alive
doesn’t adventure involve pain
so does this involve falling in love
not directly, but perhaps
we’re certainly not setting that up for you
no there’s no time
if you find falling in love efficacious, that’s your call
in achieving the work
which is what exactly. What do you require?
There is a vast universe, chock full of consciousness too complex for you to even comprehend at this stage. They are as gods to you
and some not so nice gods
some downright nasty
and some wouldn’t even notice you at all, even after they crushed your planet
you could say by accident
there’s a huge spectrum of divinity
for lack of a better word
and you’re people are at the low end
of the spectrum
and here’s the good part
something needs doing
that only a human can do
one human in particular
we’d like you to do it
and there’s a boon at the finish
typical hero’s journey
and you get to wear a cape
more like a hoodie
a hoodie cape