We got it wrong. Years we said its possible that an entire other world exists, an antimatter world, maybe even on a parallel course in the universe in the time/space continuum. We spouted that and more like we’d been there. But we hadn’t been there. Like so many spiritual believers we waved our scientific journals, thumped our Einsteins and Hawkings and preached the Schrodinger’s cat box. Then in the quite of our cubicles, we entertained doubt, wondered what if it would ever be revealed to our senses and not just our hearts and minds.
It does exist, or rather they do. How could we have been so far off the mark? A new-age “Brigadoon,” they appeared visible, one day through the “mist.” I touched. I watched and listened. And when it came time to make my decision, stay and be lost to all I’ve known forever, or return and remember until the experience becomes a lost story of myth so many generations from now … I came back through. And, of course, I chose wrong. But that fits the facts. We are doomed to a choice, and damned to choose wrongly based on our banal nature and misplaced hubris.