“You don’t have to have an opinion on free will to agree on this point:
the fact remains that humans exist in a wide variety of occupations on the causal/non-causal spectrum, and once you acknowledge that non-causal existence is as real as any “intentional” state, there’s no reason to separate the world of dreams, memories, reveries, ambitions, visualizations from any other experience in daily life.”
Lucy Enlo Infinity Arp
We first meet Lucy as she hangs by her fingertips from the top floor of her apartment building.
She’s not in any actual danger of falling; the inertia deflectors in the wall paneling would easily catch her weight and pull her back to safety even if she lost her grip, accidentally.
This isn’t her first time here, either. Lucy has been coming to the roof for a while now, whenever she wants to think. She usually just hangs for a time, feeling the tension in her forearms, the wind gently pulling around her clothes. She enjoys feeling the weight of her body pulled against her grip, the smell of the warm night air and the soft city glow around her.
Today Lucy is thinking about stories she’s heard in the past; how apparently, way back when, people in cities used to kill themselves all the time. Not that she’s ever had any desire to do that herself; honestly, now that she thinks about it, she can’t even really imagine what that would feel like.
Apparently some people would have the feeling for years and years before they finally decided to do it. Sometimes they would just be in the wrong mood at the wrong time, and end up flinging themselves, utterly impulsively. She wonders idly if they would do it something like this — just hanging off the side of a building. She wonders if they regretted it as they fell.
Even with no threat to her safety she gets a strange, blossoming tingle in her chest at the thought of just letting it all go. She keeps thinking about how strange it must have been to just give up and fall like that. How desperate people’s minds must have been back then.
Lucy Enlo Infinity Arp is a multi-medium project that spans color, sound and sci-fi.
Listen to the first single, INFINITY ARP, here.
Follow the story and the artist, Sylvia, here.