The Inception of an Afterlife

Selina Hajarat
ILLUMINATION
Published in
3 min readMar 6, 2021

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Just two weeks ago, I found myself contemplating the universe’s demise and the possibility of parallel ones.

There may be very many other universes similar to ours.

The mere thought accompanied surges of excitement that overwhelmed me. It drove me into a profound, infinite universe of my own, speculating what might occur next and where can I even start on this? Will I be lucky enough to witness this ground-shattering discovery?

Yet now, in what seems like fleeting moments, life flashes in front of my eyes.

The last thing I remember was writing these words in my journal right before I fell asleep, and now I find myself in this white void surrounded by emptiness. Exactly what I have always thought.

I can only assume this is the middle ground between life and death, yet I find myself anxious about what might come next. There might be a God out there, but I have always believed that science could explain everything, and that God is the name people give to the reason we are here.

Still, in these definitive moments surrounded by oblivion, I find myself reminiscing back to when I was 20 and could walk on my two own legs before I was confined to a chair.

How marvelous things were, yet I took many of them for granted. How elegant our earth was, yet…

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Selina Hajarat
ILLUMINATION

Physics Undergrad. Fanatic about science, books, sports, and colors. Writing as a stress-reliever. Ready to tackle life! www.linkedin.com/in/selina-hajarat