I am at the core a materialist, as if that is my instinct. So I believe that the physical things I sense are reality, and that all life perishes eventually. I believe the end is there, in that final moment. What if there was a way in which that final moment could extend onward for as long as I wished it to? What if my final thought would seem to extend on until all I could imagine was understood, and I reluctantly turned off the lights? I have had dreams that seemed to last for days, so I am aware that my mind can create time for mental experience. I know that it is dreaming that allows it, but I also know that it is my mind that facilitates it. Many who have been near death report reaching a state of mind where they experienced extraordinary dream-like situations. A materialist has to label these as delusions, but they suggest that there is a final state of mind in life. A materialistic approach to explaining the afterlife might go as follows: I live my life and dream my dreams, and before my body will die my stubborn mind troubles me with one last dream. Could we truly be content in the life we've led at that point? Possibly. Without a doubt? Probably not. Perhaps in that last moment, our mind divides time for as long as is necessary to find the answers to all its questions. Certainly long enough for us to finally face death. This then raises the possibility that this final moment has come already. I may be living in the first thirty-five years of my final thought, and will only have the idea that I am imaginary when my death comes and I continue to exist. It appears that I am committed to both positions. That seems impossible. There is a practical side of me arguing from reason, and another side of me that in the very least refuses to reject idealism. I have an imagination, and I know others do too. How can I accept what others seem to imagine? I can't. I try to, but there is no sensible way to communicate it that I have ever known. Ultimately, it is within myself to understand the universe. If I am ignorant, I will learn. I don't need to look to any entity for an answer. Every question I ask a person is asking for an inspiration for the discovery of an answer.