The tree of wishes

He could already see it, "the tree of wishes", he whispered to himself. It had been a long way up there, but somehow he didn't feel tired at all. It was as if he had just begun walking. Had it not been for the movement of the Sun and the stars, he wouldn't really know that time had at all passed.

As he neared the tree, the brownish, dusty path began fading and giving way to all kinds of little plants and grass, green, soft grass. A soft glow seemed to come out of the tree and the music of leaves and branches came to him when a sudden breeze passed by. He noticed he had, somewhere up the road, stopped walking. Still he moved, hovering, pulled by some invisible magnetic force towards the glowing tree. On the sky, a murder, like a huge black cloud, flew back and forth cawing chaotically, filling the air with a storm of shouts.

Finally, he got to the tree, "finally", he whispered to himself once more. As he reached to touch it, the black cloud of crows settled on the tree's branches and stopped cawing, the breeze calmed down until the air was totally still, besides his heart's thumps not a sound could be heard. He started glowing in the same golden tone as the tree itself. The tree's trunk seemed to stretch and reach for his fingers.

A slight touch, barely a caress. Black, oblivion. Everything ceased to exist for a couple of seconds. A vision, a thought; no, all thoughts. A sound, the sound of all sounds together, the light of all light together; light and no-light, sound and no-sound. That which is...

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Space Oddi-ty said...

Atmosphere - I. Curtis (JD)

Walk in silence,
Dont walk away, in silence.
See the danger,
Always danger,
Endless talking,
Life rebuilding,
Dont walk away.

Walk in silence,
Dont turn away, in silence.
Your confusion,
My illusion,
Worn like a mask of self-hate,
Confronts and then dies.
Dont walk away.

People like you find it easy,
Naked to see,
Walking on air.
Hunting by the rivers,
Through the streets,
Every corner abandoned too soon,
Set down with due care.
Dont walk away in silence,
Dont walk away.