An old man tired and at the end of a very long day lay his head upon a rock and soon fell fast asleep.
In his sleep the Other came to him and hovered quietly until noticed.
“Who are you?” the man asked.
“Who are you?” Was the reply in turn.
“Awake I am known as Robert. And you?”
“I am the same as you. In sleep I am what I am when awake.”
“What is your purpose here?” asked the old man.
“What is your purpose?” Asked the Other.
“I’m not sure. What is my purpose? I’ve searched my life over to find my purpose. Are you here to show me?”
“It’s not about searching for purpose, in that you cannot find it. Your purpose will find you. When it does you’ll be it.”
“How will I know when it’s found me?” asked the old man.
“When you’re being it.”
And he woke up.