Crossroads-Written by Stan Phillips
Every road we choose to take in our life leads to some end. Good or bad, these roads are the direction we choose to take. However, think of the roads we choose not to travel. At the time when we approached some crossroad in our journey through life, our eyes were open to choose our destiny.
However, what of the alternative direction we did not choose to take? What adventure did we miss? What of the people we never meet? Think good and hard on that last question.
Whether, or not you want to believe the fact there are lines, and circles in everyone’s life…there are separations of worlds. I am not referring to colors, race, religion, social standing, or even politics. I am referring to the separation of your world from someone else’s. I am writing about the lines where you can only briefly cross to meet someone of another circle. Then, you find yourself hurled back into your world as if attached to some rubber band. This might go to explain alternate worlds…or parallel existences.
Let us go back to that crossroad. If we took the alternate direction, how would our life be different? First off, many of the people we now know…we would never have met. The game changes. We would now belong to a different circle.
The choices we make, determines the people we meet, or do not meet. The circle you belong to is not as big as you might think. Oh, you might know many people. However, how many would you actually count as being close?
Although, there may be a longing to become a part of another circle there are powers invoked here that will not allow it. The reason may be due to parallel worlds, or existences.
Maybe in another world, let’s call it “existence 1”, you actually belong to this other circle. However, because you belong to this other circle in “existence 1”, you are not allowed to remain in that circle for long in “existence 2”. This is done to keep the parallel worlds from colliding into one another, and being destroyed. Thus, an invisible barrier is erected to keep the parallel worlds apart, and to ensure that circles have specific boundaries.
Now, I’m not saying you might not belong to the same circle in parallel worlds. However, something is different between the two parallel worlds. The difference may be as small as how some members of that circle regard you. Although, you belong to that circle, you might be a leader in one…and an outcast in the other. The possible variables are endless, as are the number of parallel experiences. It all comes down to the roads we choose to follow and all the successive roads we turn down.
The question is, does each crossroad represent the chance for another parallel existence. If so, there are an endless number of parallel universes. Think of the combinations of a simple pair of dice. Then, add a third, or fourth, or even more dies…toss them. How many combinations are there then? With each road we take, our circle changes. Just with a simple choice of someone taking a road to the left and go to the right, the two of you might never meet until much later in life…or, never at all. In this case, everything hinges on the choices we and others make, and the directions we choose to follow. These decisions produce our, and their circle.