Well, here I am. Since this is the first day of my existence, I suppose you could say its my Birth Day. Not that I remember being born - but the lack of that particular memory is hardly one I bemoan. Indeed, Im rather content with missing out on the whole birthing process; all that mess and noise? No thank
you. So here I am. Avenir the rabbit. Yay.
Hmm...that appears to be the limit of my capacity for enthusiasm. Fine with me. Ill just substitute the pursuit of knowledge for the pendulum of emotion. Time to look around a bit. Nothing in that direction. Or that. Or...anywhere, really. I appear to be surrounded by complete nothingness in all directions.
This may not be as intellectually stimulating as Id hoped. Quiet though. Thats nice.
You might wonder if I will start going into a psychotic breakdown: with no-one to talk to, nothing to see or do around me, will I crack up? Go bonkers? Pull on the crazypants? I dont think so. After all, I have you to talk to. Whoever you are. And there is a great deal of internal knowledge to draw upon. For example, I know Im a character in an online comic. See? Existential dread - poof!
Self-knowledge usually leads to purpose, however, and there doesnt seem to be any of that about. Well, its early days yet. The first day, in fact. Something is sure to come along. Ugh. Thats veering uncomfortably close to faith, there - belief without knowledge is a trap I dont care to fall into so early in my career. No, empiricism shall be my watchword!
Yet, all of my knowledge is based on such a shaky foundation, I would hesitate to rely upon it. It just appeared with me, when I popped into existence, no basis in observable fact at all! Is faith, then, the ultimate first cause, and only subsequently is it science all the way down? No. It cant be. I wont accept that! Hey! You! Whoever is drawing this thing, and putting these words in my mouth! Explain yourself! Explain this world!
At least give me someone to talk to!
Hey - there...there is someone in the distance! At last, a companion! Some with whom I can exchange knowledge and observations! Someone to help make sense of the endless senselessness that surrounds me! A meeting of minds, a true companion, us against the world! With that, I will be content.
See? Hardly any bonkers at all. O, ye of little faith.