It was one or two hours. Maybe more.
A feverish trance filled with restless dreams.
Somewhere between Heaven and Hell.
Somewhere. Not earth. Somewhere else.
It was a strange place.
Voices everywhere. Light. Sound.
We both stood there.
There, but not there. Earth, but not Earth.
The physical world moving past us.
Normally in the background.
The two of us seemingly motionless.
Timeless but at an inhuman speed.
Time closed in.
I could feel the slow, steady hummmmm.
Vibrating, steady, insistent.
The world faded away.
Nothing but the sound of a howling wind filled my ears.
To hear what was true
The voice of dissent could not be heard.
Nor could the voice of reason.
Just The Voice. Your voice.
There was a mere hint of the sun.
The world had fallen completely away.
We were somewhere between Heaven and Hell.
Never and Forever. Creation and Never To Be.
Never even thought of.
We looked into each other's eyes.
The realization, the recognition, the awareness.
The world came flooding back just as quickly as it had gone.
And you were no longer there with me.
Just as I was no longer there with you.
The earth moved.
And time moved a little faster.