You want purpose? You want some kind of reassurance that there is meaning?
There is no evidence that there is meaning. None.
Faith, maybe, but no evidence.
As far as we know, there’s just a huge, empty, terrifying blank. A vast nothing, throwing your brainstem into survival instinct protective recoil. It’s terrifying, no matter how many times you look at it.
You want to just give up. To give in to the nothing.
And then you get up. You go on. You do something awesome anyway.
Then it gains meaning.
Only then does it becomes story.
Based around Laurence Simon’s weekly challenge for the 100 word-stories podcast. You can also read and hear the rest of the entries at the 100 Word Stories podcast site.