This is a bad omen. Lots of little tweets mentioning waking dreams:
broncoguy44 – Driving home today I suddenly had this feeling I was walking in mud. REALLY strange meditation I fell into.
howzthemissus – Sleep paralysis is a bitch. I almost had a heart attack waking up to an empty world today
marktommo – Okay I have no idea where my mind was this afternoon.
Maybe I’m rushing to conclusions but there seems like a lot more talk about this in the twitterverse than the last few days. We aren’t out of the woods yet.
Good god, it’s full on now. Orange skies back, ash swirling. There is no word coming out of most of eastern Europe at all. It’s like all their power went out at once. That came on fast. I was just writing a post almost wondering if everything that happened last week was real.
This is crazy:
Everyone I talked to in Bratislava experienced nearly the same vision. Spots of light flashing at the edges of vision growing to loss of color throughout. A ringing sound in the ears and the feeling of moving somewhere yet being held in place or being pulled in two directions at once. Many feared for their life and physical signs of panic were still visible as they spoke.
This wasn’t isolated. Everyone is talking about it. In the hour since it has happened communications networks are jammed.
Strangest to me is a common thread in conversations: ego death. Many many mention a loss of self or a connection to everything or general nothingness.
I’m trying to come to terms with the resurgence of that ashen phenomena. That reports of a resurgence of mass hysteria accompanied it exactly is really bothering me. Tweet at me @danthantanos with what’s happening around you.
I can’t really say where I’ve been the last 24 hours. These psychological phenomena feel to me so much like a bad high. Dreams transition seamlessly into waking life, waking life gets lost in the feedback loop. I suddenly was aware today that I was drying some dishes and couldn’t remember how long I had really been doing it.
I’m handling it better than many. A couple of my friends are drinking a lot. There is one fellow on my block that knocks by now and then. I think he must be checking in on a bunch of us on the block, maybe all of us. He’s handling the thing really well and we talked for quite a while about what was going on. The tv and internet don’t provide much info, it seems like most of the world is experiencing this same stuff right now, lots of people confused, crazy skies. He thinks it’s a natural event because (I’m paraphrasing him here): “if it’s happening then it’s natural some way or another.”
He must be right of course.
One thing my mind keeps going to is something I wrote about a while back. Maybe the world isn’t the physical clockwork that we’ve observed. It’s true that it does conform to certain predictable patterns, but what if there’s some kind of tipping point? What if these laws degrade over time or what if it’s some kind of giant simulation that could be prone to bugs from time to time? Or what if it’s all a dream and we’re all waking up into some other world or maybe the dream is all there is and we don’t wake up? The dream just ends.
…and bilocation is the blog you stumble into, I wish you could send a message back in time and tell me what was going on.
The skies this morning are very bright. Too bright for 6:24am.