Welcome to Mobius Theory Station | A Story Told From The Middle

I love starting stories from the middle. I get a kick out of movies or shows that start off in the midst of some confusing panic, using the remaining two hours or 10 episodes going backwards and forwards in time to explain it all. This middle point is where we exist most of the time, so it makes sense to hear stories from the perspective of trying to make sense of it all.

This concept is at odds with what we wind up doing when we seek out advice or reassurance.

For example, when I started Mobius Theory, it really didn’t help me to read anything written by someone who had achieved a great amount of success and was twenty years into their endeavor. In fact, this partially explains why Mobius Theory had two or three false starts before getting started in earnest.

Big River Crossing | by Andy Torres

Big River Crossing | by Andy Torres

I think part of the reason for this is our natural tendency to have a distorted perspective of the past. Another concern is that culture and technology change so rapidly now that what worked ten or twenty years ago may not be true today.

At the same time, I didn’t want to hear the complaints and frustrations of someone who wasn’t really sure they would make it. What I really needed, and what I still need, is the reports from inside the spaceship on their way to the moon. They’ve already blasted off, so there was no turning back, but they still have a ways to go before landing on Moonbase Alpha.

Mobius Theory begins in the middle because its very fabric is that twist in the fabric of space where time becomes a loop. This is where many things exist at once. We are in space and on Earth. We are in love for the first time while being married for twenty years. We are children and adults at the same time.

This midpoint perspective gives me the freedom to even write at all. My own experiences are valid, not because I have “arrived” and am able to share my wealth of knowledge and my rules of success, but because I am in the midst of the journey and perhaps that story will be useful to you. And besides, what that “arrival” and “success” even mean are always in flux, so what’s the point of waiting? My father would have defined an end goal that looks very different to me now. My own end goal, as well, seems to change every five years.

A schematic drawing of the actual Mobius Theory Station | by Andy Torres

A schematic drawing of the actual Mobius Theory Station | by Andy Torres

This explains why I perceive Mobius Theory as a space station orbiting Earth. It’s out there floating at the midpoint, an escape from the daily grind we might have back at home, on the way to some cosmic shift on the moon. It’s the place where we can experiment, have a little fun, change our mind, and not worry about being taken seriously.

I think that midpoint forces us to focus on the things that matter, or at least the things that *should* matter. Since we are going to be spending most of our time in that journey, that journey should be what we remember, what we get excited about, and what we think about years later. There’s no point in arriving at that moonbase and not be able to do anything useful once we get there. Who knows, maybe while hanging out at the space station, we realize we don’t really even want to go to the moon, anyway. There are plenty of planets out there. This space station of the mind is where my blog exists. In fact, Mobius Theory pretty much all exists here: the designs, the business, the photoshoots, the videos, they all come from that twist in space where many ideas can exist at once, the collision of absurdity and reality.

That’s where life is truly lived.

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