The Search for Meaning Starts in Nature
We climbed through a portal into another realm away from work and crowds.
Hidden creatures stalked among wildflowers.
We found hidden waterfalls, crossed the rainbow bridge, and walked through waters of gold.
We consulted with the spirits of the water to ponder why we were brought into this world, a free-spirit trapped in flesh.
Scarlet Catchfly flowers grow on cliffsides and glow under the sun like red stars in a green sky dotted with lichen skirted boulders.
An Indian Sage Paintbrush tries to paint the sky in strokes of red. Dwarf Iris bloom in purple petals to dance on the wind.
The wings of fairies flutter in the breeze in a white dress amid leaves of green through hidden gullies and ravines.
Red Columbine hang like church bells ready to ring.
We ventured further into unfamiliar terrain and the world around us changed.
Giant spiders greeted us all along the bluffs. They would jump in the water, then run across it’s surface to another piece of crowded cliff-side real estate. Others would just sit still, and some would even wave.
Beasts were hiding in the moss along muddy terrain, and their mud mouths spoke of the end of days.
We consulted with the spirits by night, laughing, drinking, and scaring the demons away.
The Fire Serpent was summoned and grew on wings of flame.
There are fantasy worlds hiding right outside your window, beyond your fences, and beyond your wildest dreams. Go seek them and find a new way to live.
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