I'm agnostic but I felt inspired to write this in a very religious way. I'm not really sure what it is either. Anyway I hope you enjoy it :) Vixen x
I wake at evening.
The sky is a pale swirl of calming colours: palest purple; pearl-like pink; and softest blue.
I'm beneath a tall oak tree. It's swaying. Very softly.
It has rained.
The air smells fresh and clean. It's been washed by the rain-clouds.
Like God's garden.
The sun is a golden sliver on the horizon. Slowly – very slowly – slipping out of view.
Mountains frame the setting.
A sea of flowers shiver in the breeze. A unified wave of colour.
Now-white clouds glide across the atmosphere. Drawing back like curtains on a spectacle.
It is revealed.
The perfection of the world.
In its simplicity.
There is no machine, no artificial thought, no complication, no worry.
Passing with time.
A feather drifting along a river.
So unaware of its path.
It will end.
But in this moment...beauty is real.
Not the human definition – only the world's definition.
I feel privileged.
He taps my shoulder.
I don't look.
I stand and he stands beside me.
I take his hand.
We walk towards the horizon.
His wings brush the ground.
As we walk, I can feel the world around holding me. Carrying me.
Tears slip down my face and the angel kisses me. Now I look at his face.
Did God send you? I whisper. Yes, he says, He told me to tell you He loves you, just as I do.
No, he says, He loves you and He always will, you are His creation and you are beautiful.
He kisses me again. The sun is gone now, the end of a day.
We keep walking.
He holds my hand again.
I'm scared, I whisper.
Don't be afraid, he says, I'm here, I will always be here, forever.
But what about when I wake up? I say.
I will still be here, you won't see me but you can trust me. I'll always hold your hand. I'll carry you. We will always be together.
And when I die?
I'll carry you to a new world, and we will start again. And again. And again.
I love you, he says. Sleep well.
He kisses me one last time.
I lay beneath the tree and he sits beside me.
Slowly, my eyes close, his face clear in my mind.