Lean against… and listen ~ And the Stars Laugh

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Lean against …. and listen

I quote Kasey Mathews from the WANA group “Write to heal” for this writing prompt: “With paper and pen, or computer handy, lean back in your chair, or against the wall, or a sofa etc., close your eyes and imagine you are sitting under a large tree with your back resting against the trunk. On the other side of the tree, a Storyteller has come to sit down and also rest against the tree trunk. With eyes still closed, just listen. Wait for the Storyteller to begin his or her story. When you hear it begin, simply write down all that you hear. “

“Now sit down and read. Read about rest. Read about holiday. Read about running free.” I am told. “But am I not supposed to listen to you?” I ask. “No you are not. I need a break too!” And I am alone. Alone sitting under the ancient oak tree rustling its leaves. A crow has settled right above me and a white owl watches me from a little further down too. The little fire on my left side cackles like an old witch, but it makes me feel strangely at home. There is no shelter. Just the fire and the tree and a little stream springing from the roots of the tree. I nestle myself further into the trees trunk merging into a wood-like trance. As I vanish a deer comes closer from further down. It has grassed along the stream, but kept its distance. Now it sniffs at my feet, which still stand out. Then it turns back to the grass and the stream. I can feel the stars laughing above me: “You are only stardust” they are laughing. You are only dust made of us.” and a little tinkle runs down the spine of the tree.

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