No sooner had I begun musing with Aurora, than everything changed in the Abbey Cloister. The earth began to transform itself, bringing forth new ideas and themes.
Questions arose, rules of nature, and questions long taken for granted, were being re-examined. Was the Cosmos really what I had thought it was?
During Winter, I had been spending time at Riversleigh, talking to the other residents there, walking and thinking through the magical Murmuring Woods there, and taking solitude and observing the stars at the Lemurian Hermitage. There were some interesting discussions in the Tavern and insights learned at the City of Ladies in Cyberia.
Fortunately the Abbess is always very encouraging, discarding the old strict views of cloisters of ancient times. All visitors to Lemuria must explore the regions, and have inquiring minds, she insisted. She also told me Madame L’Enchanteur had been spending a great deal of time with Dream Seed Enchanteur lately, and did not know what magic it would bring.
Now, on the first of Spring, with Winter done its work, what was the Cosmos really about? It was the new question that constantly occupied my thoughts…
(copyright Imogen Crest 2007.)