A Quantum Day
It is almost morning.
I can already feel the life returning to me as powerful waves rush into the stiff chamber in which I currently reside. To everyone here, this familiar force and energy signifies the dawn of a new day.
I can just make out a momentous scene unfolding in the distance, mostly concealed behind multitudes of towering columns branching in every direction; my cousins are finally awakening from their orderly states of dormancy. Several colossal structures trudging down the columns encapsulate each cousin before rapidly releasing them according to their hexagonal groups.
I call them my cousins, but I have really only met them just as last night was originally commencing. I have never been given the opportunity to become close with any of them, as with all of us, I am confined to a segment of my own branching column.
Perhaps I am just lonely…
My life involves encountering countless individuals every day, but I scarcely meet anyone who bears any familiarity. I do wonder if others feel this way too…
The years of my youth were entirely different. Every day was unique, and I remember vividly the richness of every activity I would be regularly involved in.
I was even, on multiple occasions, tasked with operating a machine similar to those who are now releasing my many cousins! The thing is, I was capable of manipulating the ρ-energy surrounding me because of my affinity to partial I-bodies… Oh wait! One of those machines is approaching!
The machine encapsulated us just as it did the others.
The inside of this machine is very intricate with a variable presence ρ-energies in specific functional locations along the textured wall. It is very uncomfortable, as repulsion from the very close-fitting ρ-energy field can be felt all across our group.
Upon entering the machine, a large two-headed protrusion possessing a strong ρ-energy character extends from the wall and exerts an intense force on one of my brother’s arms. This arm is connected to a partial LI-body which serves as our only connection to what remains of the column structure outside of the machine.
The ρ-energy held by the protrusion forces the ρ-energy surrounding my brother’s arm to migrate toward the partial LI-body, producing a temporary void of ρ-energy in the lower area of his arm. Taking advantage of this negative ρ-energy field, the protrusion begins donating ρ-energy towards the lower part of the arm until the connection with the partial LI-body, and hence, the column is completely lost. Now the brother’s arm is sharing ρ-energy with one head of the protrusion, but both groups involved in this new connection begin to noticeably vibrate. From outside of the machine a V-body is thrusted near the site of vibration, and it uses its moderate concentration of ρ-energy to donate a more sturdy connection with my brother, replacing the connection with the machine and subsequently leading to our release.
The whole process happens so fast, as these machines are exceptionally efficient at what they do.
In that moment, I, along with my 5 brothers, was shuttled from the original chamber into rather a more lively yet strikingly similar chamber.
I see the machine trailing behind us, releasing other groups from the column in its wake. With this maintained rate of degradation, what was once a very great and magnificent column is now barely 30 groups long.
In the new environment, everything happens in rapid succession. Multitudes of my cousins who had entered moments prior in their hexagonal groups are being torn apart from their brothers by quantities of specialized machines.
Soon it will be our turn!
The first thing that happens is an energy sphere is shoved onto my left side, loosely attaching to the partial LI-body on one of my mobile arms and exerting a tremendous pressure on my whole body. I can feel all of my ρ-energy moving from my left side and migrating to other areas within the group. In the next instant, we are released, but another large machine encapsulates us. This machine is very complex in structure and function, but I cannot really perceive what it is doing as my view is heavily restricted by the thick cloud of ρ-energy emanating from the energy sphere attached to me. Numerous processes occur as we are thrown from machine to machine until finally,
I am free!
In an instant, I am already so far away from that lifeless night, and I am enveloped in a fresh community of others who share the joy of my freedom. The pulses from a distant object intensify and quickly revitalize my appendages, causing them to vibrate and also causing my entire body to move much faster. It is actually very enjoyable to crash into several others with such velocities which I am capable of reaching!
That is one benefit of being older I guess!
Just before I was released from the chamber, partial LI-bodies were attached to either side of me, serving as my appendages. I allocate most of my ρ-energy to both arms, as these LI-bodies are powerful in their capability to stabilize the ρ-energy surrounding me and effectively decrease the range that it disperses.
As I move quickly through crowds of bodies in hopes of encountering my first task, I come across several immeasurably large and compacted formations. Their colossal sides are broad and smooth. As these objects advance, millions of bodies collect on a specific side which is facing a rather bizarre zone that I call the terminal zone. It is incredibly dense in ρ-energy. These formations move uniformly toward this zone, influenced by some mysterious force. This force specifically punishes large objects, continuously hauling them in the direction of the terminal zone.
I observe, however, that some of these structures are periodically carried against this force resultant of multitudes of LI-body collisions on a single side of the object for a given period of time, but all objects of significant size eventually return to their place in the terminal zone.
Fueled by intense pulses from the aforementioned “distant object”, I rapidly increase my velocity to magnitudes I rarely ever attain. The space nearer to the terminal zone contains larger concentrations of other bodies, so at higher velocities, I collide with bodies more often in going toward the terminal zone compared to traveling away from it. Because of this, as I move faster, I am moving progressively farther away from the terminal zone until my view of it is completely covered by the ρ-energy surrounding other bodies in the open space. The large structures I had encountered also become much less prevalent as I escape from the terminal zone.
I am now about as close as I have ever been to the “distant object”. I do fear these situations as the pulses become stronger, and I know they can potentially lead to very extreme effects. It is unusual that as I become closer, the “distant object” never actually becomes larger.
It has to be very far away.
I know I will travel for some time before I reach any meaningful destination. Where I am now, there are noticeably fewer bodies around me, and I feel I am finally able to breathe more freely.
In this space, I can actually distinguish several classes of bodies as I can maintain a moderate distance from those around me.
On all sides, I can see significant numbers of I-bodies. Among I-bodies, I can distinguish 3 subclasses. The first is simply the I-body, which is the smallest class of body. Their ρ-energy occupies a slightly ovular shape, and is very uniformly distributed across the structure. This is characteristic of all the classes of I-bodies. The LI-body is the “large I-body”, as it is at least two times larger than a regular I-body. The last type of I-body is almost exactly the same as the LI-body, but through personal experience I am certain they are not the same. The regular I-bodies are in largest concentrations on a certain side of me, always in the direction of the “distant object”.
There is one concept which I have spent many days pondering. I wonder about that “distant object” I see moving through space in an evolving semicircular path thousands of times throughout the course of a regular day. I theorize that it produces these pulses which propagate throughout this world as they seem to emanate from its general direction and they decrease in intensity as I move farther away.
The object, however, has no visible ρ-energy presence, which is so unusual. It seemingly radiates with a completely different form of energy. The energy pulses do not have effect on every individual. In fact, several of these pulses go right passed me carrying no effect at all.
I often ponder this during my downtime.
Is this object sentient?
Does it choose me for a reason when it releases a wave of the specific frequency which can affect me?
Did it do it for a purpose?
The pulses that do interact with me are generally not rapid. I see very large structures, on the other hand, deflecting pulses possessing a higher rapidity character. Aside from the single experience I had long ago, I have not seen any pulse far beyond this frequency interact with any other individuals or structures. They are very uncommon, and are particularly mysterious to me in many ways.
Finally, I can feel my speed steadily decreasing and the terminal zone appears again in my periphery. There is less energy pulsing through the space now in the late morning.
I see it: an ideal opportunity. There is an area void of X-bodies just a little bit ahead and near to the terminal zone.
I, along with thousands of others X-bodies are charging towards this opportunity, fighting a violent current of LI-bodies which are forming a dense perimeter around certain focal points.
Up close, I can see an immense structure, extending from the terminal zone. This structure is intricate and organized, with several colossal platforms originating from a majestic, central column, all surrounded in a concentrated field of ρ-energy.
On one side of the platforms, always facing towards the terminal zone, there is a consistent efflux of LI-bodies which is compensated by a equally aggressive influx of X-bodies. Upon closer examination, I see that across the surface of each platform, there are thousands of circular gates which are each surrounded by a bulging frame which controls whether the gate is open or closed. The majority of these gates, at this time, are open, as they are allowing for rapid exchange of LI-bodies and X-bodies. The opened gates appear as small punctures in the consistent field of ρ-energy surrounding the structure.
As I enter through one of these gates, I am introduced to a new world which is filled with countless V-bodies in very close proximity. It is difficult for me to see what is contained in the chamber as there are so many V-bodies obstructing my vision, but I occasionally come across very powerful walls of ρ-energy, enclosing massive spaces. I am rarely allowed near such walls, as around the surface of these walls, the V-bodies are most compacted.
In this V-body medium, there are also several other, larger machines and structures which are fully enclosed in dense shells of V-bodies from every side.
V-bodies are unique structures, and they are very common in places near to the terminal zone. They are shaped like a “V”, and at the apex of the structure, the ρ-energy is much more concentrated, and thus, is capable of donating ρ-energy to the many energy voids present in these larger structures. The two ends of the structure, on the other hand, readily receive ρ-energy from dense areas on any structure.
For this reason, V-bodies are often found congregating around the many structures in chambers like this.
I also occasionally encounter other X-bodies but in noticeably lower numbers than outside. They are not surrounded by V-bodies, so I can see clearly what they are as we all stumble together through the vast armies of V-bodies.
It has been a while now.
The whole chamber is so alive.
I can feel the mysterious pulses from the “distant object” piercing the walls of the chamber and supplying all of the bodies and structures with moderate velocity.
Finally, I built up enough velocity to penetrate through one of the ρ-energy walls, where I find myself in a much emptier and smaller chamber. This chamber is equally active, and still contains high amounts of V-bodies, but there are comparatively very few X-bodies present. There are several flattened chambers even within this smaller chamber. The walls surrounding these flattened chambers are very uneven and bumpy.
There are many activities happening all at once on the surface of the wall. As I approach very near to the wall, I can see individual V-bodies colliding with the wall at specific locations. These locations contain a large masses protruding from the surface of the wall with fluctuating ρ-energy concentrations.
The instant the V-bodies collide with the center of any of these structures, clusters of other V-bodies frantically swarm that single V-body and carry it immediately to an adjacent section of the wall. There, another large complex containing an incredibly massive and intricately textured head extends away from the wall. The cluster of V-bodies just as quickly disperse once this point is reached, while simultaneously, an energy sphere is violently shoved onto another large unbound structure already containing two energy spheres.
There is another type of structure in the ρ-energy wall which I find quite fascinating. It doesn’t seem to serve an obvious purpose in the functional activity of the wall, but it has a very unique property. Its ρ-energy field is constantly fluctuating in its size at seemingly irregular frequencies. It appears to interact with the more rapid pulses from the “distant object” travelling into the chamber from outside.
I feel a sudden tug on one side of me.
I quickly near a large machine currently possessing a group of five X-bodies inside its central pocket. Before I can comprehend exactly what happened, I am now bound to that group, and we are subsequently forced out of the machine.
The entire group is split in two by another machine, and after several more rapid processes, I find myself bound to five brothers yet again as I was in the morning.
We are attached to a similar yet distinct large column where we stay for some time. This branching structure is, however, less chaotic. It seems like there are actually fewer branches in general, but from here I can see many more columns very closeby.
This is how I spend much of my time these days: bound to my brothers in this hexagonal shaped prison.
If I look really closely, I can see something in the center of the ρ-energy surrounding each brother. It is as small as anything I have ever seen, and it looks so calm and peaceful, kind of like another form of ρ-energy, yet much more powerful.
Everyone has this central core which seems so calm, and I do remember a time where I shared this peaceful and purposeful life. However, after a certain experience I had long ago, I have never been the same. I feel a persistent storm raging inside of me, and I feel I am no longer engaged in activities which I truly find value in…
During this period of time, there have been several notable occurrences of variation in pulse strength from the “distant object” through the walls of the chamber. For some periods, there have been almost no pulsing, generating a heavy shroud of uncertainty among my brothers. I can sense that we are all wondering if night has actually come so soon.
Everything suddenly shakes!
All structures are violently shaking and the previous state of order is crumbling before us in the chamber which my brothers and I currently reside. Many machines lose form, and V-bodies puncture ρ-energy walls with tremendously forceful collisions.
An onslaught of intense pulsing similar to that from the “distant object” invades us from every direction. Unlike the pulses from the “distant object”, these pulses seem to lack any localized source, or maybe it is just impossible to determine the source due to the sheer intensity of each pulse.
After a few moments, what once was a brilliant and grand chamber is now laid before us in ruins. The column structures, one of which I am bound to, do remain mostly intact, however, and my brothers are still bound closely to me.
Through gaping holes in one side of the collapsed chamber, I can see LI-bodies in much lower concentration moving passed my field of vision in a generally uniform direction suggesting that the entire chamber is being carried somewhere.
Through the holes, I see the body content of the space outside shifts rapidly from mostly LI-bodies to significantly higher concentrations of X-bodies and V-bodies. A large chasm with walls of dense ρ-energy has now completely enveloped us.
I notice a stark interface separating two distinct fluid mediums. One medium consists of mostly V-bodies which are very close together and congregating around several more sizable structures including myself, and the other contains mostly variations of I-bodies and X-bodies and still more V-bodies which are much farther apart from each other. V-bodies periodically move across the interface from one medium to the other, but other structures remain primarily confined in their respective areas.
On other regions of the branching column structure, I see machines among the V-bodies breaking connections and releasing smaller pieces of the column similar to the process which occured this morning when my cousins were released.
It is difficult to see everything that is happening at this time, but in moments where I surface on the interface between the two mediums, I can see that the entire chasm wall on the far side is uniformly moving closer and farther from me, but it always halts at a similar position so that it remains at a considerable distance. The near side of the cave is moving continuously, and it seems to attach with some of the smaller groups which were originally constituents of the greater column structure.
Eventually, my brothers and I, along with several other groups who remain attached to us in the column, are forced into a very long tunnel originating from one side of the chasm. The walls are coated in a slow-moving, dense medium consisting of V-bodies and numerous long structures which interact with each other at specific points. These structures restrict the movement of the V-bodies.
There appear to be waves which flow through the wall of the tunnel, as the ρ-energy forces us in one direction.
It is fascinating to me that all of these vast ρ-energy walls in this place are so active and in constant motion. Usually the comparatively smaller structures and machines perform most of the active roles in a chamber.
The tunnel widens at the end into another massive chasm flooded with V-bodies.
This chasm is chaotic; many structures vibrate uncontrollably, and large clumps of V-bodies dart from one location to another before rapidly dispersing. I can feel outward pressure on the ρ-energy surrounding our group.
Some ρ-energy from one of my brothers arms was thrust in a certain direction! I can’t see what is happening, but I can feel his whole body vibrating and attempting to break free from the two brothers which firmly hold him in place. The connections are, however, not faltering. The ρ-energy swiftly retracts, and my brother’s vibrations terminate.
We eventually fall into another chamber where we are greeted with countless large machines. My brothers and I are thrust inside of one, and upon examination of the interior, I find it is very similar to the machine we had encountered in the morning. The texture on the walls, the two headed protrusion, and the intense pressure I experience are all familiar.
Now we are released into the chamber where I am able to more clearly study this new chasm. The fluid is much calmer, but I am mostly surrounded by V-bodies at this point. I can see that the walls possess a unique texture, as ρ-energy forms a consistent pattern. However, It is not uniform or flat, as there are protrusions which extend the reach of the ρ-energy toward the center of the chasm.
As I near the walls, and attempt to navigate through these protrusions, I notice a significantly larger concentration of machines, just before I encounter a massive clump of V-bodies. The clump aggressively hauls me toward a structure embedded in the ρ-energy wall. In the center of this structure, there is a hole which allows my brothers and I, along with the clump of V-bodies to cross into a smaller chamber.
After spending some time here, I have made some interesting observations. There are several chambers surrounded by ρ-energy walls, but some possess a much more shallow curvature, indicating that they are very large. In one such ρ-energy wall structure, I noticed several holes in the otherwise consistent ρ-energy field, but whenever I was able to get close, I was unable to enter, as the force became too intense on certain points on the poles of our structural group.
I did observe several other structures entering, and that is what was most interesting: the hole actually expanded to allow entry of certain specific structures. I am very curious as to what is actually inside. There is a constant efflux of structures from that chamber as well, so there must be some important role that it plays.
Another observation I made is that throughout the main area there are several very long and sturdy pillars which seem to bridge two areas within the chamber. I can never see far in this dense V-body medium, so it is challenging to determine where these pillars originate and terminate, but I always see massive spherical ρ-energy structures moving along on the pillars, influenced by an amorphous structure which always remains in direct contact with the pillar.
After thousands of experiences in chambers like this, I have formulated countless theories and ideas as to what the purpose of some of these fascinating structures actually are, but I am still searching.
I believe that finding out these answers will help me better understand my own place in this world, but I am not confident that I will ever truly know…
We finally move through a tight opening in the ρ-energy wall of the chamber leading me to a very different place. As I enter this comparatively wide area, one side of me is immediately pelted with thousands of V-bodies, pressuring me to move quickly in the opposite direction. The path seems to continue for some time without changing in the types of bodies and structures present. I am unable to process my surroundings fully as I am travelling at very high speeds, and am surrounded by a dense crowd of V-bodies.
Eventually, I pass into an opening leading into another chamber. A large machine instantly crashes me and shoves a large energy sphere onto one of my brothers who is on the opposite side of the group. After leaving this machine, another machine collides with us.
The inside of this machine has a very jagged inner surface with two large protrusions, one of which is reaching towards my arm. I lose the connection the partial LI-body connecting me to one of my brothers, so I pull more ρ-energy from the other partial LI-body. Something happens to my adjacent brother, causing him to push significant amount of ρ-energy towards me so that I can restore the partial LI-body with appropriate ρ-energy. That brother forms a new connection with the brother whom I had just released. Thus, I am now more freely hanging on the outside of the primary shape.
After entering another machine, an energy sphere is attached to my free arm, obstructing my vision for a little while. The energy sphere is eventually moved to my adjacent brother, restoring some of my vision. We exit one machine and enter another, where I can see the energy sphere transferred to a familiar structure already possessing two energy spheres. Both us and that structure are simultaneously released, and now we are free in the space within the chamber.
I notice that only two of my brothers remain attached to me.
We move towards a large ρ-energy wall. My brother donates ρ-energy to a protruding structure, temporarily confining us to the wall. We are then pulled through the wall and we enter yet another smaller chamber where I observe a very active inner wall surface containing many functional structures.
In the central area in this chamber, there are many machines which rapidly attack us remaining three brothers until I reach the end of this task. My partial LI-bodies are returned to me before I am set free to do whatever I desire.
The task is done.
Inside, there is a very high concentration of X-bodies, so I actively search for areas of lower density. With supplied energy, I shoot through the walls, leading first into the larger chamber, and then to the chamber with rapid movement of V-bodies. I follow the current until I reach a point where I can see almost no X-bodies, and I immediately capitalize on the opportunity and escape.
In mere moments, I am once again returned to the open space where I float away from the terminal zone.
Now I will search for my next task…
I did eventually find several hundred more tasks today, each with their own unique qualities. In essence, however, they all paint the same picture, and one which I still have no interest in.
It is evening now.
I am currently doing what seems to be my last task of the day. Inside a chamber with minimal detectable pulsing energy, I begin to slow down. I no longer feel any life from the “distant object”.
It is night…