Lost in time & space
John Star is lost in time and space, a schizophrenic man from the 50th century adrift in the 20th.
-I've walked a path unlike any other. As a child, I lived in a time when my grandparents came from the South. They came to build a new world on a new planet called Earth. Man comes and goes in ships that travel within the heavens. I was living in the 50th century.
I was from a world that had not yet come. In this world, money was only to show children how to count. All our needs and wants were theirs for the taking and free. The heavens gave it all to us. My home-- the stars-- where time and space travel is like driving along the Nullarbor. I lived in another world.
I open the flywire door to the backyard. We lived in the small country town of Briagolong in Gippsland. My mother is standing in the kitchen, the radio playing in the background. I step onto the back porch and I am heading down the cement path leading to the driveway. Then it hits me. Today the 8th of June 19. No, it's the 50th century. It cannot be the 20th century. God, what have you done to me? Why have you put me here, oh great God. No answer came.
I was lost in time and space. So I went to my cubby house to think. Why was I now lost in time and space? Taken from one place to another where I would never fulfill my dreams. I plan to make cities that travelled among the stars. Some would call them starships. Others would call them spaceships.
I am lost in time and space. I knew there was no way back to my time-- the time I called home. Home is the 50th century. I cried in my cubby house. Tears ran down my face. All I planned in my life was lost, would never be. God, why?
Now they say I have schizophrenia. Sitting here in the 20th century, the wonders of the 50th century give me hope of a future that I can help man make. God, is this why you let me live in a world that had not yet come? I must be here to show man a better way to live. This is my story.
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