Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 08 July 2012)
Once again here is my offering to ‘Picture It & Write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story, or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog. ______________________________
The lights shone before me. I was reminded; that was where it had happened.
It had been a cold night; frost had been eating at the grass all day, and now as night appeared the melancholy remnants of the cold remained. It hadn’t been a good beginning; there was an air of mystery and a strange silence. I felt intrigued and yet I also had a sense of foreboding. Would the night bring rewards, or was it to be another night of solitude?
I was reminded by the flash of light; I was reminded that life brings with it twists and turns. I was reminded that, before this day, I had felt the need to press on, regardless of the consequences. Would my actions bring rewards? This question kept coming to me over and over again. Would I be caught up in a whirlwind of energy that would circumvent the tedium? Would I be grateful at the end of this night, or would I regret my actions?
I didn’t know. I only knew that if I didn’t follow through with the actions impressed upon my being I would surely be left wondering for eternity.
No, I had to go ahead. I had to take that bull by its horns and throw it as far as I could muster. That was my resolution. It was necessary to do. With this resolve firmly in hand I walked forward. I walked forward with every nerve in my body screaming for attention.
Our eyes locked. We embraced. It felt so very good. It was everything I had dreamed about; longed for; thought about and hoped for. Oh, cold night I praise thee. Thank you for your deliverance.