Ice crystals bounce together
as they dance in a suspended
atmosphere. A Cascading resonance of delicate
pings and clinks inhabit both time and space.
Where am I?
Were those words spoken aloud
or just whispered among my thoughts?
The clear melodic sound of the collision of
crystals eliminates all other sound.
Am I dreaming?
Goosebumps cover your flesh revealing
a chill in the air placing your senses in a state of
acute awareness. Glancing down, you notice
you are wearing a modest pale blue shift
graduating in tone to the floor
toward a deep ocean blue.
A delicate strength inhabits
a length of it, which you allow to pass
between thumb and forefinger
revealing a softness so light,
you are uncertain
if you have felt air alone.
Is this Heaven?
You command your mind
to reason a frame of reference
but to no avail. No memories
behind, no dreams in front of you.
There is only now.
Small movements here and there
reveal life beyond your own is present.
Playful and whimsical in nature
erases any semblance of warning.
Chasing, twirling, diving, climbing
through the air dodging the ice crystals
with deft skill. A seeming miscalculation
sends a crescendo through the space
negating the possibility of the
collisions being accidental.
Each impact reverberating
waves of increasing
intensities of light, warmth,
and prismatic colors.
What were those creatures?
The tiny creatures were flitting all
around her as if leading her toward something.
As she took her first tentative step,
the slight movement of her shift
added to the musical cadence around her.
Where ever she was, it was certain she was
to be an active part of all that was taking place.
Moving as gently as a cloud on
a soft summer breeze, her
tiny companions appeared
to be escorting her toward
another place with an increasing
yellow/orange glow about it.
Although, she could not be certain,
it felt as if she were descending
toward the warm glow.
A silhouette began to form in the distance.
A marked difference in the atmosphere
made it apparent there
existed a deliberate contrast.
Gradients of brown, yellow, orange and red
prevailed carrying minute
particulates perfuming the atmosphere
with jasmine, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon.
The collision of these particulates
created intense waves of warm
She was drawn towards it.
The silhouette took shape as
the distance dissolved between them.
A man, a handsome man, stood within feet of her.
He, too, was adorned with a light shift
graduated in color from Scarlet, to brown, orange and the
darkest of green at the base. A single black belt
wrapped his middle thrice over.
Her hopes of answers to her
multitude of questions were dashed
when she recognized he wore the same
look of awe and wonder
upon his countenance.
Once their eyes met, they could break
the bond. They each held something
the other desperately needed.
Baritones and melodic tenors complimented
the clear crystal tones in response.
What is happening?
This time the thought was tangible
and felt by both the man and woman.
Each were encouraged
by their tiny companions
to take the final step
bringing their worlds together.
No words were needed,
no fear, only an intense longing
for this soulful connection.
Everything they had done,
everything they had been,
all their hopes and dreams,
Regrets and sorrows, disappeared
in the now where only she and he existed.
Each soul rejoiced as it had finally found
the one for which it was created.
At their tender touch,
without need for intrusive words,
their world exploded around them.
Their gaze never broke
as they now transcended
the material world to meet and mingle.
Waterfalls of color burst into life all around them.
Symphonies of perfectly tuned music were given birth as
choreographed collisions between
her elemental guides and his own
created a glorious dance of discovery
and understanding as their souls
bound together forever.
Was this all a dream? Could this be?
Did he belong to her? Was she really meant for he?
Yes, yes, there can be no doubt,
for all of creation is in
God, alone, could have prepared this
meeting, What is the purpose? I wonder. It
matters not for joy, happiness, and love are
the clear result. This battle has been a victory,
for two halves of one whole have been mended.
This bond cannot be broken.