Lamenting Fickle Radiance
The Place Where Stars Fell > Ennos, Touched by Radiance

You are right, I should put this aside. It is not as I had hoped - but Umon, he understood clear and well when I explained the short of it that morning the rain fell on the upper slopes. Ah, the Radiance, it brings ever more and more and I cannot tell what was, what is and what of my blood or shining from the Radiant Places! Yes, to the side with this, with all the others.

Sometimes I doubt this is the place, I do, Jel. Look across to the far slopes, to the huts of Sephen and her kin - see, something blue and red and from the Radiance that was not there but two nights before. She has the ear of those who live here, and when was that last true for you and I? Not since I showed the Radiant way to charm a tree to cry and bend, not since I showed the Radiant way to cut stone limbs to support old legs. I taught both to twenty, twenty times over last summer, but who remembers either now?

Ah, there's no use to it, none at all. Not since Panno talked of a record of all things and set forth to make it - I cannot understand the half of what is done and built downslope by the river. I am becoming as the old people who remembered the forests and caves and complained of everything.

[ Posted by Reason on March 20, 2006 ]