Descent

As I was packing up my stuff, getting ready to move on down the hill and into the mists I heard the slightest sound, soft, like a feather brushing my skin.  It was Angaewen, rising up, or so it seemed, and her message?

Well, her message was this:  “No more hiding. It is time to be seen.  I shall be with you every step of the way whether you are aware of my presence or no, I will be there.”

She smiled, stepping away, leaving me to get on with gathering my belongings.  I didn’t  think about what she had said – I wasn’t sure what she meant.  No doubt all will become clear soon enough.

Time to get moving.  Walking down the hill felt very odd … as if I were ascending.  I knew that wasn’t possible yet it seemed so.  The vegetation too was getting more and more dense the further on I went, yet the path stayed completely clear – not even a rock or clod of earth to mar it.  Although the physical sensations were strange I felt extremely calm, the more I progressed the calmer I felt.  I could hear rustling in the undergrowth as on the way up, the sound of birds singing surrounded me – just like any other days walk in the green, except, except there was/is something – something, I don’t know what, something I can’t express, nothing wrong per se, just,  something not quite right.  Probably my nerves acting up again.  I and this place seem to be full of contradictions.

Deep breathing now – I am approaching the bottom of the hill – the path leads me onwards.  I follow.  As I reach level ground again I look up.  Bizarrely I can see the edge of the mist above me – way, way above me.  It is not as if the mist starts gradually, there is an abrupt and clear-cut beginning.

I walk on.  Almost imperceptibly the surroundings change.  Yes, it is as verdant and yes, the birds are as much in evidence as before, yet it is different.

About Jill

http://landofdreaming.wordpress.com An artist inspired by nature in all her glorious guises and the ‘inner’ worlds I have inhabited in the past, present and future; also those of other wanderers I meet along the way.
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4 Responses to Descent

  1. Linda D. says:

    Intriguing 🙂 And very mysterious!!!

  2. vivian says:

    I got a feeling of what you´re saying imagining myself walking down a hill and…ascending! 😉

  3. cicadiaxiii says:

    I could hear the birds and feel the cool undergrowth. Very descriptive and mysterious.
    becky

  4. Dreamlike and powerful. The rich details really help to take us there!

    love,
    Erika/Kalili

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