The Bottom

January 24, 2022 by Lucian Mogosanu

Welcome to The Bottom, Mr. L. We're not quite sure how or why you arrived here, but it almost looks as if you were trying to go two levels further below -- so settle down! Relax, you'll be here for a while, it's not like there's anything else that you can possibly do at this point. As a matter of fact, we strongly recommend that you do nothing else but relax; the strength of our recommendation being based almost entirely on your apparent lack of discernment on the matter.

You look terrible. The pale skin, the rickety body, the neverending shortness of breath, the sheer inability to even eat anything, let alone fuck, walk and dance, like a normal human being -- all these make up quite a view for a young man such as yourself. Not that it's any of our business, but one can only wonder whether you were attempting to disconnect your brain from the rest of your body and shed the latter altogether like a snake skin. What were you trying to do there, by the way? not that it's any of our business, from our perspective you're just a peculiarly interesting case.

We'll fix you, of course, or rather the parts of you that can be fixed through what nowadays may be considered conventional means. After all, what's a hole in a vein, a syringe methodically extracting a piece of bone marrow, a tube down the throat -- hell, we'll even put these electrodes on you to measure you as accurately as possible. Then it'll be almost as if you're all math -- that is, since your thoughts, feelings, your aspirations, worries, hopes and all those other human experiences seem to have receded somewhat. If it weren't for the crippling fear in your eyes, we'd be sure we'd lost you, or at least the parts of you that matter. So relax already and breathe slower -- no, not faster! slower, we said!

Don't worry, we'll push a couple of bags of blood through you, we'll pump a few injections and you should be back on your feet in no time. Meanwhile relax and prepare to face that big elephant staring you right in the eyes -- what next?

Post Scriptum:

Mr. L, you sound like you have a well-balanced mind, so I will give you a piece of advice: relax; otherwise you are undermining your own efforts towards climbing out from The Bottom.

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