Part 1 - Light 🔲"When did you first fall in love?" "I think, I first fell in love
when I was in fifth grade
with this boy who kept his glass ruler in the sunlight
and made rainbows on my desk with it."
- Saiber. 🔲
Sitting by waters edge, I basked in the glow of the late hour sun peaking through the sparse clouds. My eyes sought out the random ripples and curves in the huge expanse that laid out before me. I searched the horizon and tasted the colors on my tongue. The soft edges of the dark blue mirror reflected my mood, mirroring the local harbor, the slightly hazy slate blue sky and a few lonely white sailing vessels.
To the right of me was a hillside just out of my eyes point of view, where once lively trees struggled to hang on to memories of rebirth after last winters harsh death.
Crimson, dusty ruby and golden leaves turned to a crisp, fragile and muddy brown. Few tougher and greener leaves fought to hang on but were also fallen prey in the game of fate. Thousands of casualties like a cascading rain, left behind many roots, limbs exposed to the beginning of a harsh climate, no color to cling on to, just abandoned.
The scenery, of liquid tranquility had spurts of obtrusive roars by monstrous leaf blowers behind me hungrily announcing an end to another magical Pacific Northwest season.
Above my head I squinted to see a few seagulls joyfully playing in the icy breeze, the sun made us all feel happy, youthful, warm and free.
A seagull with a missing eye and bright yellow beak squawked, "Fall is dead! I can't believe that Fall like the vibrant autumnal trees you've missed capturing is dead!" I wanted to disagree, where had fall, much less summer gone? The sun, a globe of radiant gold hung low in the sky bringing an impending abrupt close to my blissful day. I was longing for a spectacular sunset where the colors would change with each light, I was not yet willing to tell the day goodbye.
I pulled my black notebook with my scribbled writings out of my backpack, pen poised in my right hand, fresh ink. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and said to the universe, "Ok, speak to me. I'm listening...”. [To be continued: 1 of 2]