I still remember the terror I felt as I was cornered by the collective and absorbed.
I found my personality remained distinct, only my perception of the world changed: now under my theoretically total control.
One day on a beach created by consensual hallucination, I let myself dissolve into the manufactured moment.
I became the sunshine.
I spent three weeks on that day.
Had I known how burdensome a body is to a man sooner, I would have welcomed the collective from birth.