“Damn, I would say she’s the reincarnation of some goddess, if I believed in reincarnation. But you get my point. I can’t seem to be able to take my eyes off her. She blows me off every single time. How does she do this?”
“Yeah, right. Even when she isn’t here, she manages to blow me off! If she knew what all she’s done and where she’s been in my fantasies,…man!”
“She’s by far the smartest woman I’ve ever seen in my life, seriously mate! She’s even smarter than the ones on the top lists around the world! Take my word for that.”
‘Smart’..uh..what? Isn’t sexy or beautiful the word you were looking for?
Imagine a parallel world where sexy has been replaced by intelligence, and how women are judged upon their brains rather than their looks: magazines rank them according to how smart or witty they are, and men too go gaga over this asset of theirs, while ‘beauty’ is relegated to some less-important level.
That would be absurd, right? And oh so unfair!
Isn’t the actual world, where it’s beauty/sexiness which is used as such a unit of measurement and judgment and ranking just as absurd and unfair?
Think about that.
Because my nou is the sweetest, most innocent, naughtiest and most mischievous and adorable. And he is all the world needs to function. And to stop sometimes. My world, at least. And without him, is a concept not known to my soul yet. And since my soul is not bound by limitations of time, it has experienced all the times ever possible in the multiverse, and it knows, this concept does not exist, anywhere, at any time. There was never without you, nor will there ever be. You are here with me, you are me. I am myself only to be able to sit back and look at you separate from me, but you’re not. I am you.
In 2027, there was the dissolution of all country frontiers on Earth, and out of this, came the establishment of the United States of the Earth.
People were a little apprehensive in the beginning. After all, the British people were to renounce their British citizenship, Americans were no longer going to be the first power on the planet, the Chinese would be put in the same boat as the Japanese, Taiwanese, Tibetan and all the people they had been persecuting and fighting all this time. North Koreans were to be no longer distinguished from South Koreans, and even worse, from the whole world. The Russians would have to belong to the entire world, no more little secrets, and the vodka had to be shared with the world. South Americans, the black, the brown and the white could all go up through the Midwest, the northeastern coast, anywhere they’d like to, with or without papers. Israel and Palestine were to give up all the years of struggle; they had to give up what they had been fervently fighting for and against. The very grounds of their fight, (the ownership of a piece of land) had been pulled right under their feet: there was no country anymore to claim to possess whatever piece of land anywhere on the planet.
Despite people’s initial apprehension, very quickly, to be British or French or Iranian or Israeli or Australian or Indian had become obsolete. The distinctions between different people coming from different parts of the world had become the equivalent to the distinctions between people coming from different states in what was the US for example: the difference between an ex-German and an ex-South African felt like nothing more than the difference between a US citizen from the state of Virginia and another one from Florida. Or more simply it was just like differences between northerners and southerners of a country. Except it was a huge country. And it was the size of the planet.
The idea of the world as one huge country, which had to have a name and other things that go with ‘nationality’ like a national anthem or other symbolic emblems, also slowly and smoothly glided into non-existence. The reason was that the symbolic things as such had an existential value only as long as there was a sense of nationality to uphold against other nationalities; a distinguishing agent to draw the line between one and others. But now, with only one country, the others, if there had to be any, were automatically outside of the planet. And that was out of the sphere of immediate concern. Continue reading