“We believe that we invent symbols. The truth is that they invent us; we are their creatures, shaped by their hard, defining edges.”
― Gene Wolfe
I awoke in a place filled with fire and smoke. It seemed that the smoke should make things look obscure but instead somehow they seemed brighter.
“What am I doing here? Where is here?”
“You don’t know where you are. Funny I thought you claimed you spent most of the time here inside your own head.” A deep honeyed voice answered with a laughter that was more kind than cruel.
“In my head?”
“Yes it felt like high time that you should meet us?”
“Us?” “Who are you?” Looking up I noticed where the voice was coming from. His eyes shone with love and pride. He radiated power and control and overall love. “Are you gods?”
“No….and Yes. We each symbolize many things for you. Everyone has thousands of symbols that represent their dreams their hopes and yes their deities. Each of us represent a complex of very powerful symbols for you. You have been working on yourself and your awareness quite a bit this past while and we thought we’d help you along. Each of us has something to tell you. Each of us will answer one question for you. I represent the idea of deity and paternal love and pride to you. What would you ask of me?
What questions would you ask?
To be continued….
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