Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The world to come

In the world to come, the saints were free to live wherever they wanted, and they moved around for variety, although they might have one favorite place they came back to. One spot to call "home". 

Some saints preferred living in town while others preferred the countryside. Towns replicated period architecture. Some towns were Roman, or Romanesque, or Byzantine, or Gothic. A few towns had fantastic, futuristic architecture. 

Some saints preferred living in a replica of the time and place where they grew up. Say a small town surrounded by rivers and mountains, with ranches and horseback riding.

The saints hung out in groups, often comprised of friends and family they knew in this life. But, of course, you could meet people you never knew in this life, all the way back to Adam. 

Everyone appeared to be about 19 years old. They looked like brothers and sisters rather than parents, grandparents, and children. It took some getting used to. 

One group of saints resided on a tropical fluvial island. They had a simple "primitive" life. Fishing. Fruit trees. Livestock. 

They composed music which they played on flutes. Sometimes played duets. Sometimes danced to drums. 

They composed poems. Sang hymns, and waded in the river. 

They dreamed happy dreams. Never had nightmares. And they remembered their dreams. 

In the world to come, the saints had moderate supernatural abilities. They could light a campfire using pyrokinesis. They could fly using levitation. They weren't technophobes, but having supernatural abilities mooted the value of most technology. 

One of their favorite activities was making telepathic movies. A telepathic movie was like a collective lucid dream. You could imagine a movie in your mind, then share it with your friends by inviting them into your mind. Telepathic movies were more immersive and interactive than conventional movies. Instead of just watching a movie, you could project yourself into the locale. It was both more surreal and realistic than conventional movies. 

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