A feeling of synchronicity. A flash of light and a howling wind. Fire, darkness, confusion. Screaming, suffering, burning, crushing and chaos. A metallic taste and cells being slowly cooked from the inside by radioactive fallout. Oblivion and forgetting.
My greatest fear has always been this horror. Not because I will cease to exist although no one finds this easy to negotiate at even the very best of times. No, this kind of extinction is all-consuming and does not carry each of us alone but all of us together.
All history, all civilisation and all human experience or meaning and aspirations to grow and learn will vanish at that moment. No one wants to hear it but it is true.
It is that simple.
A silent Cosmos falls silent again. Is this the end?