Wanted. Someone to Travel (go) back in Time with Me. This is not a Joke. You’ll get paid After we get Back. Must bring your own Weapons. Safety Not Guaranteed. I Have only done this Once Before.
à la Another Earth
The Russians beat the Americans. This cosmonaut, He is the first man ever to go into space. He is up in this large space ship; however, the only habitable part of it is very small. As the cosmonaut occupies the space, there is a portal window. He is looking out of it, and he sees the curvature of the earth for the first time. He is the first man to ever look at the planet that he is from. And he is lost in that moment. All of a sudden, this strange ticking — begins coming out of the dashboard. At first, he neglects its presence due to its miniscule physical manifestation. But then, he slowly begins to agonize at its undeniable existence. He rips out the control panel. He takes out his tools. Trying to find this sound — trying to stop this sound. But he can’t find it. He can’t stop it. It keeps going. A few hours into this sound, it begins to feel like torture. The unrelenting presence of waves and waves beating in on him, over and over again, from all directions. A few days go by with this sound and… he knows that this small sound will break him. He’ll lose his mind. What is he going to do? He’s up in space. Alone. In a space closet. His mission requires twenty-five more days in solitude. He’s got twenty-five days left to go with this sound. So the cosmonaut decides: the only way to save his sanity is to fall in love with this sound. So he closes his eyes —and he goes into his imagination — and then he opens them. He does not hear ticking anymore. He hears music. The waves that once haunted him now sooth him in delight. And he spends the remainder of his time sailing through space in total bliss — and peace.
The “Elf Door” located in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, between The California Academy of Sciences and de Young Museum.