The Lives of a Man – The Three Maidens

The River


There was

There was a cold river.

It flowed

It flowed from the mountains to the sea.

The Man


There was

There was a man.

He was

He was at the bottom of the river.
He was on the bottom of the river.
He was actually on the bottom of the river.
He was lying on the bottom of it.
He was lying at the bottom of the river.

He was wedged in

He was wedged in between two rocks.
He was wedged in between two rocks and he was lying there.


He looked up

The man looked up.

He could see

He could see light above him.

Three Young Women


They were swimming

Three young women were swimming towards him.

They were swimming towards him.


They were

They were maidens of the river.
They were not human.
They were angels.
They were water angels.

He looked

The Angels

The Man looked at the angels.

They looked

They looked at him.


They smiled

They smiled at him.

The Man

He smiled

He smiled at them.

The Angels of the River


They wanted to take

The angels wanted to take the man away.
They wanted to take him up.
They wanted to take him up into the light.
The angels wanted to take the man up into the light but he did not want to go.

The Man

He did not want to

He did not want to go up there.

He wanted to

He wanted to stay down on earth.
He wanted to stay down on earth and live a longer life.
He wanted to live out his life on earth.


He did not want to

He did not want to die.

He wanted to

He wanted to live.

The Light


It is

The light is life.
Life is the light.
To stay there is death.

The Angel


She said

The angel said that to stay here is death.
The angel said that to stay there was death.

One of the angels said that to stay on earth was death.

Life

It was

Life was the light.

He looked around

The man looked around.

He looked around at the seaweed.

The Seaweed – River Weed


It was floating

The seaweed was floating in the river.


It was

It was river weed.
It was underwater weed.
It was an aquatic plant.

There were

There were tendrils of it.
There were tendrils of it everywhere.

They were

They were reaching up.
They were reaching up in the current.
They were waving from side to side.
They were waving from side to side in the current.

The Man and the River Weed

He looked

The man looked at the weed.

It did not look

It did not look at him.

It had

It had no eyes.

It was

It was just a plant.

He looked at

The man looked at the tendrils of weed.
He looked at the tendrils of river weed.


It had

Each one had a life.
Each one had a body.


It moved

Each one moved in the current.

The River Angels

She took

One of the river angels took a piece of river weed.

She measured it

Another one measured it.

She cut it

The third one cut it.


This is .. they said

This is your life said the three river angels.

Your Life

It is

This life is over.
It is finished.
It is done.
It is time to move on.

Death

He died

The man died.

He felt

He felt himself die.
He felt himself move upwards.
He felt himself move upwards out of his body.


He moved

He moved upwards out of his body.
He moved upwards out of his body and he moved toward the light.

He moved toward the light.

The man moved toward the light.


He floated

He floated up towards the light.

The Angels of the River

They helped him

The angels helped him up.

They carried him

They carried him a little at first.
They carried him a little at first and then he drifted.

Drifting

He drifted

He just drifted.
He just drifted towards the surface.
The man drifted towards the surface.


Link to The Light

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