In An Unguarded Moment
One day in August 1987
I was 20 years old and Everything was Changing Fast . I rented a Room from a friend who's little House was setup as a Music Sound Studio By day I studied Electronics and he worked as an Electronics Engineer with EMI Records And by Night laid down and Mixed Tracks for a cheap price
The studio/house was always Abuzz with a Hive of Activity People of all Kinds were always Coming and Going at all Hours I Enjoyed the Variety of Conversation and Philosophies And more so the Technical aspects of Sound Engineering
One tired Evening as the Last Moments of Sunshine were Fading Someone came into my Room whilst Napping in Twilight Half-Asleep I could barely make out the Blur of their Moonlit Face Their Tone, Calm, Androgynous neither Male nor Female
We spoke for what must have seemed like hours With the gentle stroke of my forehead with the back of their soft hand My Mind became a Vibrant visual Deamscape of Moving Images Spiraling Colour, Exploding Patterns and Number Code
In One Vision I Saw the Sun's Halo Grow and Expand Encapsulating Earth and the Rest of our Solar System Like Bubbles within one Greater Bubble Lining up like Nodes on the String of a Violin
I Heard the Planets Hum in Octaves and Overtones The Sun as if Breathing-Inwards Drew back its Majestic Halo of Light Until it became the Size of One Single Tiny Bright White Dot And then Almighty Exploded into a never ending Sea of Fire Flies
Eternity became a Moment and a Moment Eternity Like the Negative of a Photo Black was white and White was Black Sound Shone as Coloured Light and Light Danced like a Sweet Melody The Earth became as Air and the air as Fire The Fire became the Breath of a newly formed Sun
I tried to Sit-up in an attempt to see their Face With many Questions wanting to know where Earth had Gone But they Gently pushed me down to Rest again and Said ...
"Hush ... when you Sleep you will Awaken" "and when you Awaken you shalll Dream" "And when you Dream you shall Live"
In a Loud Voice I said "But what of the Earth?"
They Continued ...
"Within the Entropy of Time ALL and Everything must Fall from Grace" "But within the Space of Nothing you will ALL Turn your Face" "The Space of Nothing will become Time as Time becomes Space"
"WHAT?" I Screamed ... "CUT THE CRAP ... ANSWER ME ... WHAT OF THE EARTH? ... WHAT HAPPENED TO US?"
With a Smiling Voice they Said ...
"Shooosh ... Listen Carefully ... Can you not Hear the Trees and the Breeze of another Day" "Can you not Feel the Touch of Grass under your Feet .... the Embrace of Crashing Ocean Waves ... " I couldn't Understand ... thinking Quietly to myself "What are they Talking about!"
Still unable to See beyond the Hazey blur of their Face They bent down and Lightly Whispered into my Ear My Ear could Feel the Air their Moving Lips Made But I had to Strain to Hear their Softly Spoken Words
They said ... "Can you not See ... Look ... Open your Eyes ... Awaken ..."
"You have now Become the Earth and She has become You"
It was here I Awoke and Realised it was now Morning. I had Slept for well Over 12-hours My house mate was already Up and in the kitchen making breakfast and brewing Coffee I got Up and proceeded to Ask him if he knew who came into my Room last Evening He explained that it was a relatively Quiet Evening and he did not See anyone Enter my Room