She was standing in the middle of nowhere, lost and devoid of sense. Her spirit was broken and through the network of fine cracks, solitude and emptiness were slowly seeping in,demolishing her bit by bit. She could hardly stand against the winds and rains of running seasons. She was exhausted…Hollow and blind, expecting nothing but the moment of the final crumbling.
Then…something….someone?…touched her softly. Tentatively. She woke up with a tremor, gulping for air. Who is it? What was that? Where did that come from?! Silence…..Then, again, another touch. A small caress, something alive and fresh following her contours with eerie fingers. She sighed. It felt good….When the move stopped, she wanted to cry out, asking for more; but she had been silent for so long that she had lost her voice.Before she could try again, night fell from the skies, its heavy, cold cloak sending her plunging into the abyss of lonely dreams.
When the first rays of sunshine punctured the veil of mist, dawn swept away the darkness and life returned to its daily buzz. And the magic caress of the previous day turned into a lovingly conquering embrace, surrounding her, upholding her, supporting her crumbling parts and pieces, filling her with warmth and elation. It chased away the hollowness of her heart, it conquered and sealed all cracks and damages and she felt changed, alive and happy.
-Who are you?-she wanted to say but the words were ringing only inside her mind. I cannot see you….My eyes are empty….Don’t leave me, please! I’ve been alone so long!….
“Sssshhhht….” -came a soft whisper, reverberating in her soul. “ I’m here to stay forever!”
With a graceful move, Nature jumped in by the window and set herself comfortably inside the old house. Outside, under the sun, the vines of woodbine were climbing higher and higher, popping up glistening emerald leaves, covering the holes of the roof, setting hiding spaces for birds and bees. Nature stretched with a smile, lying on her fragrant bed of grass and wildflowers.
Surrounded by the continuous hum of bustling life, the house was dozing peacefully. She wasn’t empty and pointless anymore.