Daily Nugget #80

The Veil…

 

once

there lived a woman

of

great power

and

great love.

 

her home

was surrounded by fields of beauty

a meandering stream

and

a few BIG trees

that danced in the gentle breeze.

 

this woman

gave birth to a boy

not quite a decade before.

 

the boy spent his hours

wandering the fields

and

lounging in the great trees.

 

on a day

just like today

he saw a door

in the air

just above the herb garden.

 

this door was never there before.

he was sure of that.

 

today tho

there it was.

glistening

almost transparent.

it even appeared to pulse gently.

 

he stepped closer.

the sound coming from within

or rather

on the other side

calmed him.

 

he paused

wondering how close to get

wondering what would happen if he went thru

somehow understanding

that perhaps

he may not return.

 

he looked back and saw his mother

thru the window.

she knew this day would come.

 

he felt her love

he took a step closer to the door.

he felt pulled from both directions

and

within

he felt only peace.

 

it was HIS choice

walk thru?

stay?

 

he reached for the door knob

and

took his first step across the threshold

thru the veil.

 

his brother approached

with that quirky smile.

his brother that died at birth

but grew beside him in the spirit world.

 

his mother saw him sometimes.

she would catch her breath

and

close her eyes.

 

his brother approached.

they embraced.

this time it felt so real.

they shared a long moment in silence.

 

then the boy knew

it was not yet HIS time.

he looked around

and

drank in thru all of his senses

as his mother had taught him.

 

he looked deeply into his brothers knowing eyes

and

stepped back across the threshold

thru the door

and

into the herb garden

alive and abundant

in his own yard.

 

he did not look back.

 

he ran to the house

and

embraced his mother

full of love

full of power

and

together

they lit candles

and

talked quietly

remembering

honoring

loving.