A Life Journey Essay

857 words - 3 pages

Energy crackles between gnarled fingertips; a changing aura radiating the withered handsin a myriad of colours. Deft fingers twirl shapes between patterns and old hands twist inseemingly meaningless positions, an unrepeatable display of dexterity. Time seems tostand still as strange gestures flick between ancient hands as they whirr withunfathomable complexity to produce a slow succession of unrecognisable symbols. In theleft hand, an ancient stretch of leather is swung around on the end of a leather strap. Theleather bladder skips and twirls, morphing in shape as it moves erratically, as if pulled byan unseen force. The hands twist around the hovering leather, their aura illuminatingstrange symbols etched on the surface. Together, the weaving of hands and leather form apattern of inconceivable complexity, shifting in colour, shape and speed.As the changes seem to slow the aura begins to flash through the spectrum; green, thenaqua, then blue. Suddenly, as the light flashes an electric purple, a word is uttered fromparched lips, its meaning lost with time but its power no less potent. The glow flares uparound the old man, replacing the reality he watched moments before with a place outsideof time and space. The light fades into grey and he is left in a place of emptiness.In this timeless void past and future mingle incoherently and milliseconds blur into eons.Ethereal shapes shift in the dense grey fog, ghostlike in the silent soup surrounding theman's motionless form. Lights blaze in spectrums that can be seen only in theperipherals, and sounds play that cannot be heard; only felt. Twisted, tormented beingsseem to writhe around the man, pressing forward contorted limbs, reaching for an unseenprize; then disappearing into the nothingness from which they came.The man focuses his senses inwards, blocking out the confusion caused by the sensoryoverload that threatens to overwhelm him. He focuses his mind inwardly, on memoriesand glimpses of the reality he once inhabited. As his mind draws ever closer to completeseclusion, the fog begins to dissipate and he sees through closed eyes with clarity neverbefore experienced.The fog disappears completely to reveal a surreal environment - a desert with colours toovibrant to be real. A dead tree stands in mock grandeur in the middle of a rocky plain, itsgrey shape seeming to absorb light, casting almost no shadow over the red sand in thenoonday sun. Sharp rocks jut out from the sand to threaten the soles of passing travellersand green growth torments the thirsty adventurer with spurious promises of water. In themidst of this desert stands the old...

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