The Place Where Stars Fell > Ennos, Touched by Radiance

The Voice of Radiance

It took a time, a time to find the right place. Yes, but such an idea I had for raising the roof and walls! That is how I knew it was right, the Radiance and the need in once and the same day, all so obvious, so obvious. Jel has the view above the trees and across the vale, and he is happy.

The tools from then, no, I do not know. I cannot recall the use of them even; on days the Radiance comes and is gone just as quickly. Some have ways of remembering, or recallers by their side - but often as not who can understand later what they understood when Radiance shines? This as close as I will be to the Radiant Places further upstream, and Jel will tell you of carrying me away from there in a fever in a past time. I hear Radiance all the time, even here, like distant whispers instead of warmth from a fire - warming the blood but not the skin.

Look at this now; so obvious! Not like the last, when I knew the purpose but fleetingly, as in dreams, or that before, when I could not even catch the crafting of it. Bring yourself here, see how you'd hold it and ... there, is that not splendid? It is just as it was whispered to me, and I have it still.

[ Posted by Reason on February 26, 2006 | Permanent Link ]

Lamenting Fickle 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 | Permanent Link ]