Setting: My back yard on a sunny day
Company: My girlfriend
Intention: To have a good time on my first mushroom trip
So it was the first time I had ever taken shrooms. I’d wanted to try them for a long time, but had always been a tad hesitant for some reason. Fear of the unknown, I guess. But things felt right so I went for it.
I was laying in my backyard on a hot summer day watching the clouds go by when I started to feel the effects. I just sat there, riding the wave, taking in these new feelings and sensations. It was all beautiful.
Out of nowhere, I felt something crawling on the back of my hand. Normally I would have been quick to brush off what surely was an ant but for some reason this time I just raised my hand from behind my head and looked at it. As I watched this ant crawl on the back of my hand I felt this over whelming sense of empathy for it. I thought about how this ant and I were really a lot alike. About how this ant is just trying to navigate its way threw a big, scary, unknown world and trying its hardest to do a good job for its family while not really knowing what the fuck is going on.
When I was processing all of this, I couldn’t help but relate. Really when it comes down to it, this is the exact same thing I’m doing.
I felt a deep connection in this moment, as if I was one with nature as cliché as it sounds.
That’s when it got it, when I really understood what the magic of shrooms was. To help show you and teach you things about the universe you may be overlooking. I can’t wait until my next experience.
– Ant Man