|In The Field across the Road
She is awakened by the sound of thunder, a rumble that shakes her foundation. She feels a sense of fear come over her as she tries to gather her thoughts. Her instincts tell her to stay inside where it is safe, but with her heart pounding, she is drawn to the door.
She cautiously opens the door and in an instant, lighting strikes.
The white hot heat plunges straight through her heart.
A flash of light so bright, so hot that it takes her breath.
Unable to withstand the pain, she is driven to the ground.
Convinced she has lost her life, she prays for God to give her the strength to pull herself up. Slowly as she regains consciousness, she realizes that she has lost her sight. What was once a life filled with colors is now seen through her eyes as only, murky grays and harsh black and white.
As days go by, with no comprehension of why, she finds herself in a field across the road. It is filled with flowers. Little bouquets placed ever so carefully, as if for a reason. But all she can see is a dull landscape of black and white.
She wonders if she will ever see anything bright and colorful again in her life, she wanders aimlessly through the field. As she walks along, there under the big pine tree, she finds what she had been searching for. That what had been lost. Among the rows of colorless pail flowers she sees, one bouquet. In all it’s glory, as if the heavens had opened up. One bouquet so bright, so brilliant, so colorful.
This is where she was meant to be. The one thing she longs for. Everything else in her life remains dark, except for the one brilliant, colorful bouquet in the field across the road.
Now she visits everyday, life’s one colorful spot. Like a school girl, she waits for tomorrow. One more chance to see her beautiful bouquet, in the field across the road.