If you're a fan of Andy Weir's writing (most known for his breakout novel, #TheMartian) then you probably try to keep an eye out for anything else he's written. A while back he had published a #shortstory called "The Egg." It's an intriguing tale that is more spiritual and metaphysical than it is Sci-Fi. It is definitely speculative fiction. And in the most generous sense possible, I might call it #meaningfulSciFi.
I love that #YouTube channel "Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell" created this fantastic animation to accompany the short story. Do yourself a big favor. Sit back, relax, and soak in this fantastic story and animation.
So, what did you think? Did that mess with your head? Does that completely go against your worldview? Is there something to be said about the central idea of this story that while most likely not literally true still is worth taking to heart? Comment and let me know your thoughts.