Memoirs of an invisible man Author:Harry F. Saint "For the first thirty-four years of my life I was exactly like everyone else, and while those years seemed compelling enough to me at the time, you would presumably not be reading a narrative entitled 'Memoirs of a Securities Analyst.' Anyway, right in the middle of my rather ordinary way through life, a minor but altogether extraordinary scient... more »ific mishap rendered a small spherical chunk of New Jersey utterly invisible. As chance would have it, I was at the critical moment included in that spherical chunk. I, together with my immediate surroundings, was instantly transformed: just as in a petrified fossil the structure of the original organism is exactly reduplicated as a living structure of minute units of energy. It functions very much as beforeŚwith, as far as I have been able to determine, only minor differences. But you cannot see it at all.
"The point is that it could have been absolutely anyone. I know that each of us is utterly unique and so forthŚlike snowflakes or leaves. Although, as the wind scatters the proverbial generations of leaves to the ground, it can sometimes be hard to find much metaphysical comfort in one's own peculiarity. Anyway, no peculiarity of mine made it more likely that I should wind up in this condition than you. An improbable and very poor roll of the cosmic dice. God's eye was doubtless on the sparrow at the time.
"Whereas I had my eye mainly on Anne Epstein...."« less