They were lulled to their final sleep by the waves. One arm hanging over the edge of the boat, hair waving about in the wind, constantly rocking in the sun thousands of miles from anywhere but where they were, they entered the sleep of the dead. Stars passed below them and between them, radiation through them, light made dancing spectral shapes upon their bodies and the boat sailed on. Their purpose transforming from struggle to release, they slept and dreamed of flying, of waterfalls of mystery, dogs of war and giant hot air balloons on alien soil. They dreamed of fish as feudal kings, fires with hearts of fertile darkness, feasts of light and rivers of a mother’s love. And as they awoke amidst the orbs of creativity, they found themselves asking which of those experiences was the dream. There was a fluidity, a capacity, a limitlessness, a nascent organic eruption of life that seemed to have existed before, now and into the future. This life had no specific form or limitation; it existed merely because it needed to grow and become beautiful. They unwound and wrapped themselves around each other, a glow from each slowly encircling and joining the other, spinning, radiant, playful, loving. Tendrils of light, color, purpose and exploration began to emanate from a single glowing body, first red, then crisp orange, quickly becoming too bright to look into, but inviting to be joined, streaming outward, touching other bodies, flowing in between and through. Suddenly a critical mass of something searingly beautiful was reached and in an instant came a vast and endless explosion of energy in rivers and shock waves driving through the dark, ripples of color and emotion.
And high upon a hill a small green shoot rose through the soil in the morning sun, pushing with the energy of a comet headed through emptiness to a future unknown, but inescapable and calling its name. By midday she had reached into the air all by herself above the surf far below. Rocking in the wind, she unfurled her flower to commune with the tendrils emanating from the sun.