The Awakening

STORY A DAY: Sept. 2015
Day 9
Prompt: Write a story based on the Pavane by Faure


There is but a tinge of light above, the first light of a new dawning day, before the Sun kisses the horizon. The forest of night has gone to sleep. It is that brief time betwix and between, where one day meets the next, receding into the past, giving way to the renewal.

The Centaur trots slowly to where the horizon can be seen, and puts a flute to his lips, and begins to play a sweet melody. A second flute is heard, as another Centaur joins in, both singing the day in through the instruments.

The accompanying harp which led the greeting, continues, the dancing of the Forest Fae keeping time, stepping upon leaves, and hopping up through the trees and bushes in expectation.

Sleepy eyed bunnies crawl out of their warrens, as do the chipmonks, the music calling all to join in the celebration of another day.

Walking with lanterns along forest paths, the Elves lend their voices to the symphony. They stand watcing, all of Gaia’s children, as the great orb begins to ascend. The orchestra is joined by bird song, and the paths become dappled by the light as it filters into through the branches.

Slowly the morning song grows quiet. Each participant turns to tend to that which the day at once requires, and at the same time affords all the Beings who rule the day.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sonny Knight
    Sep 10, 2015 @ 11:51:21

    “There is but a tinge of light above, the first light of a new dawning day, before the Sun kisses the horizon. The forest of night has gone to sleep. It is that brief time betwix and between, where one day meets the next, receding into the past, giving way to the renewal.”

    This is a great descriptive line. After recently driving into the morning watching that tinge of light turn into an orange orb floating on the horizon, I felt that promise of a new day.

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  2. Faraday's Candle
    Sep 10, 2015 @ 13:48:19

    How beautiful! This brings back memories of a Park Ranger who played classical music during her talk. It was brilliantly presented and one of our favorite memories of our National Park journey! Beautiful post!

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    • Fimnora Westcaw
      Sep 10, 2015 @ 18:30:33

      Thank you so much! The talk by the park ranger, while playing music sounds really wonderful. It is like some composers who have written pieces specifically for their experience in Nature. I can close my eyes and see what they evoke in me.

      I used to not want to listen to music if I was walking outside, because I wanted to be able to hear the sounds of Nature. But I’d found that on occasion, music brings an entirely different experience.

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  3. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature
    Sep 10, 2015 @ 20:09:42

    I smiled through the whole story, and as the music continued so did the story. It set the stage for my imagination to go through the woods with all your characters and then some. Thanks for uplifting my afternoon, Fim.

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  4. calensariel
    Sep 10, 2015 @ 22:09:50

    Oh! I can just see the Elves walking along with their lanterns singing this. What a beautiful, beautiful picture you paint. And imagine my surprise when I was actually familiar with this music. I loved everything about this piece. You’re a painter!

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