“Are there no delicious desserts, tea, and even my friends here? Am I now sleeping somewhere outside and having a wonderful dream? If so, I don’t wanna wake up! I understand Cipher’s feelings!” I shouted when I was enjoying having wonderful ice-cream, cake, jellies with tea and chattering with the participants at a party the other day.
I take an English class at a university, but the course this academic year was over last month. Some of my classmates and our teacher had a party after the final class. Jin, a friend of mine, invited all of us to his house this time.
Jin’s residence is so spacious that I always joke, “I’ve heard that people are sometimes found as mummies in his house,” or “There’re bus stops in the corridor at his house and you have to take a bus to go to the bathroom.” In fact, one of the rooms has more than nine dining tables and looks like a restaurant or a banquet hall.
Incredibly, the participants at the party moved to table to table for tea, dinner, and dessert. That is, we sat at a table and had some tea when we arrived at his house, after having some small talks we moved to another table for dinner, and then we went to another table for dessert! Jin’s wife had prepared for tea, dinner, and dessert on each table before we arrived. In doing so, she didn’t need to walk around in the big room during the party.
By the way, at the English class of the university, we used The Matrix as learning material this time. Yes, it’s a film released about 10 years ago. Actually, what I wrote at the beginning above is derived from a line in the movie, “There is no spoon.”
“There is no spoon.” is what Neo, played by Keanu Reeves in the film, says to himself at the scene when he is going to rescue one of his fellows to overcome fear. Actually, the line appears before the scene in the movie. Neo sees a boy sitting on the floor holding a spoon. The boy stares at the spoon. Then the spoon starts bend over and quickly springs back to its original shape. The child looks up at Neo and hands him the spoon.
Boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Boy: There is no spoon.
Neo: There is no spoon?
In the film, The Matrix, people believe that they have normal daily lives, but the truth is that they are sleeping in each capsule and having dreams. The world is no longer human-beings’. The computer controls everything, and it uses humans’ bio-energy as its batteries.
But our teacher at the class tells us that it’s not only in the film, but also all of us are just having a dream. According to him, nothing you see means anything, and everything has no meaning. So, one day I asked him, “Is this class also meaningless?” during the class. He replied, “Yes!” with a big smile. I think I understand his theory, but, yeah, it has no meaning.
I had a wonderful time at the party. I really enjoyed talking to my friends over delicious food, and even listening to our teacher play the piano and some flutes. But the teacher said, “This is just a dream.” Do you believe you’re just sleeping? Yeah, we seldom realize we’re dreaming….There’s no blog here. There’s no PC before you….