This story is about you and me and the tension between “now” and “the future”. Shall I deny myself at present to gain eternity in the future, or do I live this moment to the fullest? Shall I release the bird in hand for a future promise? Am I not free to live by my own rules? These are universal issues that each of us wrestles with in different ways. In this story, Fred is a self-made man wrestling with the everyday issues of living. He has his own code of what a decent life should look like. He, however, has no control over the circumstances of his life. Find out what happens when the familiar is intercepted by a greater reality. The lifelong question is, when we die do we cease to be cognitive or is our next experience a continuum of our present cognition? If, in our next experience, the things that are said and done now are remembered – do they have consequences? Fred will discover answers to these questions. This story is his story. Read and enjoy!