A Frightening Dream - Our Existence - Our Immortality.
......... Am I merely a figment of someone else's imagination?
I had a frightening dream.
In it, all of the people I'd every met became extraordinarily busy and began to forget about me (picture the lights going off one by one in a giant office building against the Manhattan autumn night sky), and little by little, I began to fade away until I no longer existed, and I no longer felt, and I melted into the timeless backdrop of what and whom had never been.
It is a sobering thought to know how much of our self-image, self-esteem and the very validation of our existence comes from what others think and say about us.
Is it possible that the lives we touch are our only real existence and our only true immortality?
Thinking about this reminds me of the old conundrum about "If a tree falls in a forest, and nobody is there to hear it..."
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