The intercom system buzzes, crackles and screeches. “DeLaPaz, Misael. Please report to suite 701,982.”Misael stands, walks to the center of the room, and cautiously places his right hand on the glowing blue orb hovering above the ornate golden pedestal. As the others in the chamber of the departed look on, he shimmers and vanishes.An ethereal being holds open a white door and beckons him forward. “DeLaPaz, Misael. You have been judged as having led a good life. A one-year limbo period is required, and you are about to enter purgatory. During your stay, you will encounter only the best moments from your life.”Misael hesitates before entering the bright white room. There is no furniture, no artificial lights, nothing but pure whiteness. He turns back toward the door as the otherworldly presence continues to speak.“For the next 365 days, recollections from your life will appear in each of the four corners of the room. You may interact with them asyou like. You’ll assume the human form from that time in your life, but you will retain the knowledge and memories from your entire lifetime.""If you want to replace a memory, simply point at the corner and a new reminiscence will immediately take its place. Be warned. Once banished, the memory cannot reappear. That moment from your lifewill be lost to you forever.”“At the end of the year, you must make a decision. You may either choose to remain in one of the four moments currently in your purgatory suite for all eternity or you can choose to be reincarnated. Understand the latter option requires you to shed
your previous life completely; you will not retain any of the memories from your incarnation as DeLaPaz, Misael.”“So, it begins,” the ethereal being whispers while slowly closing thedoor to purgatory suite 701,982.