The first experience of death was romantic, even oneiric - recalled years later it brings to mind Ophelia from Millais’s painting. The second time, the experience of the corpse was quite different. A
In one of the optional realities, heliocentrism is a lie. The Earth is a flat disc, covered with a dome, with the Sun and the Moon orbiting under it. Instead of gravity, the planet's surface is affect
"And it seemed to the young man that he saw a whole nation murdered, floating in a sea of heavenly brightness..."
Ignacy Krasiński, The Un-divine Comedy