Steps along the way …
The sun beats down like a shower of rain, warming my upturned face. The clouds clear and I look forward to a break in the haze of my life.
“Open your eyes,” I hear.
And in the breath of a moment I know. My eyes shoot open. I haven’t seen him in ages, but his voice warms me.
Beloved cradles my face in his hand. His thumb gently running over my cheek, but I have a distinct feeling he’s not here for me.
“We have work to do,” he says. He takes my hand and steps back through a colorful haze. “I have been tasked with this challenge.”
Deep in the back of my mind, in that part where 3D me lives, I know this is not real. I know there’s no way I could be walking through a cool bank of color-rich clouds painted like pastel-tinged Easter eggs. He…
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