Each friend represents a world in us.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. You and three friends are in the back room of a tavern. Since this is the thirteenth century, there isn’t any electricity; the space is lit by half a dozen candles. In the next room there is an elephant, but none of you have seen such a beast before. Though you’ve all heard conflicting tales about elephants, none of you know exactly what one looks like. You’re all determined to find out what this lauded animal is, but the room’s big enough to fit only one of you at time. One by one you go inside. The thing is, you have to go in blindfolded.
With eyes covered, the first friend enters. ...