I was sitting in my kitchen, enjoying a bowl of artisanal quinoa when the doorbell rang. I opened the door to find a man dressed entirely in tinfoil standing on my front porch. “Greetings, earthling!” he said, holding up a piece of paper with my name scrawled on it in what looked like ketchup. “I’ve been sent here from the future to deliver a message.”
I stared at him, nonplussed. “What kind of message?”
He lowered his voice conspiratorially. “The message of hope, my friend. The message of transcendence. The message that everything you’ve ever known is about to be turned on its head.”
I raised an eyebrow. “Everything?”
“Everything,” he repeated, nodding emphatically. “The fabric of reality itself is about to be unravelled. The very foundations of existence are about to crumble. But fear not, for in the midst of this chaos, there is also the possibility of rebirth. The possibility of a new world, a new paradigm, a new way of being.”
I chewed thoughtfully on a mouthful of quinoa. “And what am I supposed to do with this message?”
He grinned. “Spread it, my friend. Spread it far and wide. Tell everyone you know that the end is nigh, but that from the ashes of destruction, a new era will emerge. A golden age of consciousness and connection, where we are all one with the universe.”
With that, he turned and sprinted down the street, leaving a trail of tinfoil in his wake. I shook my head and closed the door, wondering what the hell I had just experienced. But as I washed my dishes and gazed out at the sunset, I couldn’t help feeling a sense of excitement. Maybe, just maybe, this tinfoil-clad prophet was onto something.