Once you've peered behind the façade of our world - into its 'Matrix', let's call it - you are never the same. I am not the same. I've always felt like I was born in the wrong climate, wrong time period, wrong species...wrong planet. I don't belong. How I perceive myself differs from the person I see in the mirror due to my mixed race and upbringing. I had two near-death experiences when I was younger and I'm entertaining the possibility that I actually DID die and am now stuck in purgatory. There is something I must do to escape, but what it is I know not. The parallel universes haunt me with their recondite whispers. Through years of battling a mental illness and personal grief, life really has killed the dream I dreamed. To know me is to know that I am an Omega wolf: I've been alone for a long time. I recognize that history will look back on this period and rightfully label it a Dark Age. Never before have we had so much stuff and so many people, and so little regard for anything else. Humanity has lost its way, stupidity prevails. We must once again evolve.