Out of This World

On the eve of my 29th birthday, as I ended my shift from work at a factory where  I was employed with, I headed to my room to celebrate the coming of a new year in my life. I was abroad at the time - in Taipei Taiwan to be exact, and so there were no family members who were there to share those moments with me. It was  a little over past three, in the wee hours of the morning and as a usual routine after my shift, I would carry a small bottle of burgundy to unwind a bit and to prepare myself for bed after a physically tiring night. I slept alone in the room that I was assigned and it was located in the third floor of the building above the factory where I worked. Outside of my room was a small balcony where I always sat down to have my drink and stare at the open sky above me. I remember thinking to myself how the sky was so clear and bright on that summer night in August of 1992.

As I began to have my first few sips of wine, and looking up at the clear almost dawning skyline, I noticed what seemed like a small star on the left side of the horizon slowly moving and pacing itself towards me. I remember blurting out that "this couldn't be real," thinking that it was probably the movement of the earth that was making it move and that I was simply imagining things. To my surprise, the object, or what seemed like a small star finally stopped right in the center from where I was looking at it. It must have travelled around 45 degrees from my left and decided to stop right at the center from where I was seated at. Suddenly, little by little, as if on a gradual motion it started to glow and glow and glow until it was glowing so strong, that all of a sudden, a spark of light was flashing down on me. The funny thing is, the story doesn't even end there. finally, when it had reached the climax of its glow, it began to move towards my direction; it was moving as though only a small beam was heading towards me; it was not moving as though the entire skyline was being lit up, you know what I mean? Only a small beam was heading towards me. I was getting really scared at the time and was beginning to think of my immediate family. I was thinking that I may never see them again forever. finally, when the beam somewhat arrived in the middle portion from whence it started to where I was seated at, it stopped again, and slowly moved back to where it all started. when it reached its origin, it again began to decrease its glow in the same gradual manner that it did when it first started to glow; then it again became like that tiny little star like how I first noticed it, and went on its way until it disappeared into the horizon and out of my sight. by then I could see the light of dawn beginning to overcome the night sky and when I looked at my watch, it was already almost four O'clock in the morning. I thought this was the best gift I have ever had in my entire existence in this world. I don't openly tell this story to anyone for fear of being ridiculed, but I thought the people who might be reading this here would not be the same. I hope you can learn something from this. Thanks!

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