Es regnete den ganzen Tag und 300 km auf Vancouver Island sind weiter als Wien-Innsbruck.
Ich war müde und entschloss mich, einen Tag früher nach Vancouver zu fahren, um dort die Reise ausklingen zu lassen.
Beim Stoppen habe ich Laura kennengelernt, deren Vater ein Italiener und ihre Mutter der First Nation der Ahousat angehört. Ihre Leute haben den Seeadler und die Seeschlange als ihre Totemtiere. Zum ersten Mal höre ich von einer Seeschlange als Totem.
Sie erzählte mir, dass bei Begräbnissen immer ein Adler überhalb der Feier kreist. Sie selbst hatte einen italienischen Vater und erst als sie erwachsen war, fand sie zu den Traditionen ihrer Vorfahren ihrer Mutter zurück.
At the very first Moment
Some called it the One, others The Everything, but most of the time it was called God or Great Spirit or the Nameless.
It is so big that we can’t imagine or understand. All the description are right and also wrong when we try to make a fixed image. But it can’t be fixed therefore we will fall into a trap if we attempt to. When we look into the universe, we are confronted with the indescribable. Scientists see more of these things that doesn’t fit in our thinking. Aren’t they the big dreamers of today? They can’t stop looking into the universe without longing to understand it. Although they find things and are able to explain it, they lost the connection to us who can’t understand the theories and formulas they are talking of. In their theories a lot of Greek but also other letters are used to calculate. They call it mathematical constants and I have to hold me back that I don’t start to giggle and tell them what kind of proof this should be when normal people can’t understand why this is defined in that way.
But isn’t that arrogant of me? Shouldn’t I just accept it and look for answers as far as I can understand and attempt to describe it in simple words? This is an old rule of mine. If I don’t like what is, I will try to make it different or better. I look for other solutions.
Let us start with the beginning:
I decided to call it The Everything because in my eyes it consists of everything although it is nothing at the same time. This is how balance is guaranteed. It helped me to find a story that explains what happened before the Big Bang.
Long, long time ago the Everything sat at home and thought and meditated but after another unbelievable long time the Everything thought:
“It is incredible boring to know everything. I meditated now for millions and billions of years about everything and nothing. I know everything and nothing.
I am looking for an adventure and I will see how it will be at least with one Universe where I put all I know into it. I will fill my knowledge with experiences. I will define some rules that will guarantee the progress. All forms will be created out of that design and they will have to forget about everything otherwise the adventure isn’t an adventure anymore. I will not foresee and determine how it goes on. The rules will be the frame.”
This was the moment we call The Big Bang. The adventure started and it wasn’t just one adventure. There were almost uncountable adventures — millions and billions, till today.