The water’s green and soft. You swim down through it like an eel, like a polished stone. Soon, you see a golden light, spreading among the water weeds. It’s a box? Or no, more like a patch of sun in the darkness, a drowned mirror. You want it.
You reach towards it, and as you dive, arms outstretched, it flows upwards to meet you. You fill your hands with silver droplets, liquid sunshine streams past you, you swim and turn in a rainbow of twisting light.
Your head breaks the surface, but this time, you keep on rising, out of the water, dripping, laughing, into the blue sky where you cartwheel and roll on the silky air. You’re happy, your hands and your arms and your eyes are full of happiness, you have so much you scatter it to the wind and still you have as much as you can hold.
And you know you can always go back, whenever you want. At the bottom of the green water, a box is waiting, just for you. Dive down, open the lid, and take from it whatever you need: comfort, patience, happiness, and sleep.
Can I find ‘more time’ in that box…? That’s the thing I need more of just now, Rose. Somehow, I don’t think I’ll find it… Darn… Oh, yes; a bit more sleep would be good. Think I’ll find that… Nigh Nite..!
Maybe you can find the place where time goes slower…if you do, tell me about it! night night Carolyn
thanks, I’m so glad you liked it.
What a lovely piece. Inspires hope. 🙂
Thank you to whatever inspired this.
Delightfully hopeful and whimsical!
It’s mybed time meditation. Every night before I go to sleep I visualise a place, which is always different – it just comes to me (I guess because of whatever movie I’ve been watching recently). Whatever I want for the night, I find in that place.
One of my recurrent dreams is that of flying… combine with the box… and I’m done 😉 don’t need no more!
We’re the ones who have it all 🙂
A soothing read. Finding a place in your mind where you can gain perspective and peace is a real gift. Seems like you found it. Lovely
Thanks. Yep, you can usually rely on your brain to dream the right place up!
very nice, Rose.
This place is so liquid and alluring, it beckons and tempts. Great post.
About 10.30pm is a great time to go there – the trip starts from your mattress, generally!
What a gorgeous and uplifting piece of writing. You have such range, my friend!
And so do you. Thanks!
I am just calling by to see Lilly Munster, I do hope that
she is in today as she has always been so nice to me
on our pancake and toasted marshmallow evenings 🙂
Don’t worry, I am just calling in today from
El Guapo’s Space and you know what he is like 🙂 lol
Oh, and I like your posting, it is well
written and gives one a sense of enchantment…
Have a wicked one B I B 🙂
Androgoth, how nice!
The water here on The Mediterranean is not what I would call green, but the rest works… Have you been spying on me? lol
No, from my memory it’s not either…did I use your photo? If so I should have acknowledged it – thank you! But I wasn’t thinking of the Med, more of an Australian lake, which is always green when you dive down.