42. Three treasure hunting psychonauts

Ben awakens at a crime scene with a pounding headache. My Lord. Two knocked-out partners-in-crime and empty beer bottles all over the place. We carried on drinking after our awakening. Because why not? Let’s get on with it. To the all-embracing Milky Way! If you do something, do it well…

40. Stranger in my own land

The lost son returns home after a long world-trip. Everything seemed the same at first sight. Yet appearances are deceiving, even in familiar territory. Deep down, he knew that ”the real life” and the “normal” world don’t appeal to him. All good? Well, all the best…

39. All alone in the world

Ben had no contact with anyone for over a week. After finishing his hike through no man’s land, he suddenly stands face to face with another human. He struck up some small-talk with watery eyes. Damn. Human contact can be so great. Even the strangest birds can’t live without some sort of connection…

38. Guilty of thought-crimes

Ben’s attention jumped in all directions again. Discipline gone, clarity gone. That’s why he returned to the meditation center like a lost son. Simply volunteering. Seems very utopian. Well, no. Appearances are deceptive. The urge to control is everywhere. Even in a place with so-called acceptance and letting go…

37. Talking a lot without saying anything

It was a long ‘workday’ of excessive talking. Not much was said. Ben had to hear it all out with grinding teeth. Daydreams, sugar bombs, fresh air, stimulants, rest: nothing would help to endure this senseless drivel. Just sit it out, observe the compulsive chatter and take notes…