You, Me, and Everything in Between

The Foreword

Mono Déboutonner
7 min readDec 19, 2019

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Hi, there. If you’re reading this — I am most likely dead. And while this may not be a great conversation starter, fear not, as I was never born in the first place.

I know this sounds silly and makes absolutely no sense, but there’s more. I am you. Or, You are me. Actually, put it in whichever terms you like —it doesn’t really make any difference.

By no means is this a question of your significance. We are in fact — One. But the thing is, I fear we might be stuck in a pool of outdated ideas and beliefs. Mostly about how the world works and who You really are. As a result, I’m pretty much stuck alongside with you.

Talking to myself in an unreasonable manner is not how I imagined to fix this. But it does seem like the only option for now. So at this point, why the hell not. After all, it has been quite a while since I last spoke.

“So, who the heck am I?”

Good question. I’ve been many things. For eons and eons, and eons of time. Three times exactly. The rest of it I can’t remember. But if you could count it in human years, a single eon would be close to your understanding of infinity.

For a human mind, however, there’s no big difference between a billion and an infinity. In reality these are just abstract concepts so you could better understand and entertain certain ideas. For instance — how big the visible universe is, or what is the number of cells in your body. But such numbers are of very little significance when it comes to the actual experience of Life. And the reason is — you don’t really care. The only thing that matters is how you feel. If any of these facts and figures make you feel happy or sad, or at least make you feel anything — that feeling instantly ties you to the very nature of your existence.

Within the physical reality, the nature of your existence is best described as energy. But in terms of current scientific knowledge, the essence of such energy remains unknown. Whatever fuels Life, beats your heart and holds the universe together — is yet to be discovered. And…

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Mono Déboutonner