“What divides us from reality is nothing more than the thickness of a shadow”. As paradoxical as it may seem, the thickness of the shadow divides us from our own shadow too. One cannot escape the struggle with the “opponent” living in one’s own nature. It is out of Nietzsche’s psychophysical vulnerability and weakness that Zarathustra sang one of the most vibrant and passionate hymns to the Sun ever written; it is out of psychophysical strength that St Paul came to establish a dogma in defense of the weak and the vulnerable. Through conflict, the two protagonists will penetrate into their opposite side while projecting one another their shadow as the psyche is crying for unity and wholeness. An ever-burning inner fire beyond their ego has forced both to seek for the truth into their counterbalancing “opponent”; that is to say into the living entity in the self that struggles to come to light from darkness. Would we lie if we said that each one of us have staged into our inner theatre such meetings?
The following meetings could possibly have taken place. But if one scholar stated convincing evidence to the contrary, this would not exclude the possibility of taking place in the no distant future. How? What divides us from reality, is nothing more than the thickness of a shadow. We have been brought up with large doses of atomic physics and the principle of indeterminacy launched the nerve cells of our imagination in vortex. Theoretically we could suggest anything about the matter, the space and the time, and based on the math of quantum mechanics we could compute the possibilities of the realization of these meetings. Thus, do not be in a rush to consider as fantastic, the stories which are about to unfold. If these meetings between the distinguished figures never actually took place, this only applies to this current dimension of space-time called historical reality and, as we know, there are infinite possible dimensions, which means that these meetings might happen in the future because, as known to whoever exercises the forces of mind, it’s enough to imagine an event to increase the possibilities to make it happen…
Manolis Messinis was born in Greece and lives in Athens.
He is Novelist, Poet, Theatrical author and Essayist.
He has published, in Greece, novels and poetry collections,
also his theatrical plays have been performed in Greek theaters.
His scripts and poems have been translated and published in six languages,
in print and electronic newspapers and magazines