In many ways, this cave is all I know.
I know it's contours as well as I do my own body. I feel the scrape of water against stone, even as the seawater laps against me. I sit, up to my
stomach in water, on the Sandy floor beneath me. It's hightide now.
I don't know how long I've been in this cave, or why I yet remain. The sound of the ocean mirrors my heartbeat, seeming to me as if it beat from
within me as well. I felt as if, if I wasn't careful, alert, focused, then the ocean would drag me out into it.
The thought is interesting, and I feel my mind begin to detach to follow it. Fear rushes in at the mere thought of leaving the cave, and I turn it
about. Why should I be afraid to leave? I really can't recall anything other than being here- has it been so long?
Or is it just that this is where i was born?
the thought strikes me like a pen flashing across paper, spilling fire into me, a whole new world
of possibility. I stand, without even noticing.
The reason I had been to scared to leave, is because not only was this all I knew, this was all there was! I have a suit on, and for some reason don't
find it the least bit odd. I take the first step forwards and I again hear the whispering of a pen, I feel the fire and I leap into it. It burns yes
but it is a creative agony, and then it is gone.
In the stillness, I take another step. One more, and I will see my first glimpse of something beyond which I had ever known. Fear was here, yes,
uncertainty and doubt. I wasn't surrendering to these and their ilk, however; I was simply savoring the smell of possibility before I took the step
into change. I close my eyes and use my knowledge of the cave to guide me to it's edge. I feel it drop away at my toetips, I feel it yawning behind
me, it's comforting and peaceful presence beckoning.
That's probably why I had been here for who knew how long. I honestly didn't know if i had awoken 5 minutes or 5 years ago. Either way, the peace and
security of the cave, too, were mine. So I open my eyes and step forth...
Cutting it here as I contemplate where to take it.
edit on 16-5-2017 by LucidWarrior because: (no reason given)