An earth map of the stars…But what to do with such a revelation? I wondered. It felt so profound that its very essence was bewildering. Nonetheless I was captivated by the very idea and could not let it go. To relinquish it now would be as if I had raised anchor during a storm, and so, relentlessly I forged ahead with my deliberations.
I was earthbound, grounded by root and soil, by grass and tree. How could that which grew from beneath my feet elevate me skywards? It was illogical; it made no sense. And yet I was as certain of this as I was that somewhere in the vast expansive sky was my home. My true home. It was without reason but, perhaps it was beyond reason, requiring nothing more than simple acceptance.
I got to my feet and made a study of all that was around me, appreciating what I saw with a new found sense of wonder. For, to my mind, a tree was no longer just a tree but a signpost; the unfurling frond of the fern that pointed like a finger was a marker showing me the way.
And so, with a renewed spark of hope in my heart, I looked at the forest bathed in warm, golden sunlight and mused over the biggest question to face me yet…in which direction was I to take my first step of the journey?