My literary traditions professor always asks my class on our thoughts about life after death (or if there is no life at all). He describes our lives in terms of time: one second in an eternity. We are born, we die, and he believes that in between being born again is a black void. I guess in terms of black void he just means to say he is unsure of the transition we go through. If our souls truly go through reincarnation, do we enter the next life completely wiped of our previous memories? Are we reborn again with the memories and knowledge deep inside ourselves spending our lives trying to remember, trying to surpass this previous knowledge, and reaching higher states of mind? I’m constantly told that I am an “old soul,” who speaks beyond my years on earth. Someone once said that when they feel my presence, it feels ancient. Is this a factor of all the suffering I’ve endured in this lifetime with a combination of my personality, or is this all personality? How many lives have I led…….and where am I headed?