“Op, where have we been?” Lydia screamed with fear, for they seemed to be surrounded by a total darkness. (来源：英语杂志 http://www.EnglishCN.com)
But after the cry, Melissa could not hear anything, either from Lydia or anything else. She wanted to touch something around to check where she was. However, there seemed to be something wrong!
Once she dreamed that she was flying in the sky like a bird and enjoying the unlimited horizon that broadened ahead. Now she feels somewhat like that, just no view but darkness.
“Am I turned into a feather in the wind?” she murmured, and wondered, “Maybe a feather knows more about its surroundings than I do.”
Melissa tried to stop and think. Thank Goodness! She could still think and feel. Now it was just like when she was too lazy to get up and lying in the bed daydreaming. But this time, she would rather she was dreaming. Why is here drowned in darkness? Why could not she feel her body? And, where is Lydia?
“Hello.” A sound suddenly came. Or say, kind of that message just came to her mind. But she did not notice that at all. For her she was listening, as she thought she was seeing. She was too busy thinking to notice that in fact she was not listening, but feeling.
To be simple, we would use voice to describe it here. Melissa tried to look around while she could see none.
“Oh, I’m afraid you have to try to feel, instead of seeing. You no longer get eyes here, as you no longer own a human body.”
“What?” Melissa had never felt more surprised than now. If the silvery white world was a wrong place to go, this place could not be anything right either. Maybe further beyond her imagination. It seems to be a black hole, a place before the big bang that gave birth to our universe.
But she did as told. That was not so easy. She had to calm down herself first, as she did in Yoga exercise.
Right, there was someone, or some energy around her, with some special light, light that just could be felt. Was it a cloud or a light of energy? Who knows! But how about herself? Was she same?
“You’ve got it, clever child.” The voice sounded again.
Oh, how could that one knew what she was thinking? Told by energy again?
She tried to feel more. Well, the world seemed to stretch out as she quieted her mind and felt again, and even seemed to be crowded. Flashes of energies rushed to all directions. Maybe as quick as the light, though some of them just ran crazily in a very small circle! What were they doing here? If they could just stop for a moment, they could make a dreamy starry night. It was not so wonderful to be among the busy stars.
“They are trying to keep fast, so they can reach somewhere.”
“How do you know what I am thinking?” Melissa thought out that question.
“If you live long enough and spare enough time for thinking, you may know everything that happens in this world. Just observe the energies and figure things out.” The message continued, “You are among the seldom ones who could stop for a thinking before running to nowhere. It has been a long time since I last found someone hanging there to chat.”
“But, where is my body? And yours?”
“Oh, I’m afraid that we don’t have visible and touchable bodies here. We are just what we are, as a whole part.”
Though till now she could still accept the things that happened, Melissa would not say that to know everything by feeling was such a good thing. So she shot the question that hovered in her mind.
“Then what are we now, spirits?”