I woke up one day and had to go on a quest. That is what happens a lot in Fantasy realms. I woke up in the remembrance hall, I bowed to all who had left us. The inscription on the wall had withered over time. Hope Faith Love it said. And: You never fight alone.
But I felt very much alone, I had no idea where to go. So I tried to look up anyone who could offer any advice.
First I ran into a Thief, who lived in a Thiefs’ layer above a dark marketplace.
WTF are you going on a quest for? she said. Let me show you something much much better! And she hurried away, so I had to ran after her. She showed me a secret chamber with all the riches any man or woman could dream of. I couldn’t help but notice bones and skulls on the way. Like people had died in pursuit of these riches.
But it felt like she was only running away, and that behind it all she was just scared. much like I was. But I couldn’t hide anymore, my quest was calling!
I can’t stay, I said. She stood silent and watched me find my way out of the marketplace. The torch lit her face, those eyes, I knew her somehow…
Next stop I went to see the priestess, who lived in a magical temple complex where she was levitating most of the time, whispering prayers for the benefit of all. As much as the Thief had been smitten with the world, so withdrawn the Priestess seemed.
Om Sahanavavatu sahanavo bhunaktu, Saha viryam karavavahai, Tejasvina vadhitmastu, Ma vidvishamahai, Om shanti, shanti, shanti, she said.
I didn’t understand a word of what she said. Her enlightenment was very shiny and I could hardly make out her face, still, those eyes, I had the feeling I knew her…
So I bowed my head in an appropriate Thank you and went on my way.
Both material and spiritual worlds on their own would not cut it for me. There must have been something I was missing. I had to go further….
I went on my way, this time I thought it might be a good idea to travel with a very good companion, my good friend.
But friends can only go so far on a journey with you, and at some point you have to say goodbye and go the distance on your own. So I left my friend at the crossing into more unknown lands and went on my own from there.
Traveling on your own is hard, you have no idea if you take the right road, any turn might be steering you in the wrong direction. I just had to follow my gut feeling on this one.
Talking to mermaids might not be such a good idea after all. The alluring laughs, the cool water, to lay down my guard, my weapons, to be lost in play….. how long did it last? I had lost all notion of time, I had to keep going.
I kept traveling. And met all kind of creatures. I met small friends, who tell you that safety is in numbers and that you should do as everyone is doing
And big friends who show up at unexpected places to get you out of deep water and offer you directions.
Right after you nearly drowned, slipping of the rocks, holding on to your sword for dear life itself. The water might be all kinds of emotion that overtake you, depending on your journey. And then the big Whale came up next to me from the deep and nudged me to the surface!
You learn to trust your gut, you go to places you never dreamed of going. You get out of your comfort zone big time. Nothing seems to frighting you anymore, at least not that much.
The road you travel is long, you can’t believe you have traveled this far already!
This seems like a good place to land if any…..and you land among the wildest animals, feeling only that we are all alike, all living beings, we are all related, even the stones, the wind….
And than, finally, dragons!
Isn’t there an inner or outer dragon to be slain in every quest? And after that…..
What is happening!?
Is that a crown? And suddenly I know…..
I feel like Dorothy, Whitney, Elsa, all in one big pile of realization! IT was inside me all along.
The strength, the queen = me!
And so are you, if you happen to be on your own quest, trying to find strength and something to get you through a day, a moment, a treatment, if you need to find strength it will be inside you, always, you can endure anything! I promise, I know.
With love to all my fellow travelers ❤
Until next time at Fantasy Faire….. (the magic lands are gone so soon, visit them this weekend before they close for ever)
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sword Two cats one cup Sword of Thorns http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sanoria/189/220/61
tattoo Fallen Gods Balance Fantasy Faire Quest gift http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aetherea/226/128/124
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hair Tram F1124 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Minnaloushe/245/27/37
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headpiece Eshi Otawara (vintage) Eastern star headpiece black
gown Mishmash Fushion Elation Elven gown in water http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Falls%20of%20Hope/22/140/62
crown Belle Epoque The Crown http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pools%20of%20Ethuil/220/60/70
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hair Limerence Rosaly in blonds http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MagnetiS/192/172/2
thank you designers of the Fantasy Faire items ❤
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