Friday, April 22, 2011
Another Life...Another Blessing
“It is time, sweet boy.” Her sadness could be seen all around, from the drooping flowers to the weeping trees. The sun shed less warmth and the songs of nature were muted.
In her arms lay a gentle, white ball of fluff wheezing and gasping for its last breath. It’s normally gold aura which spoke of divine protection and wisdom had turned to a dark soupy gray. Death would soon be upon the bunny.
“Yes, Mother.” Adair stood upon the shaking shoulder of his purest love, feeling her pain as if it was his own.
“Go in peace, old friend. I shall eagerly await your return.” His Mother cried a rainbow of tears, paving the way for her friend’s rebirth. Another life-Another blessing.
The rattling stopped as an accumulation of shimmering color rose from the now quiet animal. The mass moved close to his Mother, drawn to her radiating goodness, and made its goodbyes before drifting high up into the sky. The soul had departed, but it would return one day and would once again become a part of the natural order.
“Has a replacement been found, Mother?”
“Yes, Adair,” Mother whispered. “Her name is Meghan Keely and she lives below, a human, in a town of shifters.”
“Does she know what she is? What she is about to become?”
“No, my butterfly warrior, but I trust you will see her through the adjustment period and protect her as she learns to lead.”
“Of course, Mother.”
Adair was honored to be tasked with guiding the new hope into being even though he knew the journey would be arduous. Humans doubted everything and kept their trust locked away in the deepest, darkest hole they could find.
“I am ready, Adair.”
Perhaps Miss Meghan Keely would be different than the other humans he’d known. Maybe she would accept the change with grace and dignity.
Adair leapt into the air, raised his sword and relieved the bunny of it soft little cotton tail. The rest of the bunny body disintegrated into ash in his Mother’s arms and was released to the four winds.
“You honored me with your presence in life, now I honor you in death.” Adair whispered, raising the tail high and bowing his head, he started to sing. He sang the song of life and love as he flew the gift down towards town. Blood dripped across his feet while still he wondered how the new light would take to her calling.
Maybe...No, they always screamed…
Happy Earth Day, everyone and have a very happy Easter!