This could very well become sci-fi or fantasy but I dont know. Its more a philosphical thing I think. Here is an excerpt.
Stepping from the porch of the temple, the girl looked down into the black chasm. If she fell into it, she thought, she would fall forever more. A chilling gust of air blew out of the chasm, forcing the girl to step back. The questions of the universe could be hers if she would take the fateful leap into the bottomless pit. Knowledge was what she feasted upon and this hunger pushed her fears to the side. Dancing at the edge of eternity, the girl laughed with glee. But like all things, the excitement came to an end, and she stood solemnly staring into the darkness of the netherworld rift. Finally, her curiosity overcame her. Slowly stepping forward, she let one foot dangle in the cold air above the chasm, and then brought the other one out to meet it. For a moment she levitated on the air, her breathing quickening as she consumed a few trickles of wisdom. The cushion of air left her though, and a cackle escaped her throat as she entered into the mouth of the pit.