"Curious... Do you believe in the mysterious tales surrounding the Realm of Dreams? The Evermore?"
"You speak of a place that continues to elude scholars to this day, milady. Many deny its worth."
"And are you one of those mortal men? Do you distrust its existence in name of so-called facts?"
"No. Only a fool would, and they are legion in their minds. They see no truth other than what comforts them."
"So... you are a dreamer, then..."
"The way you purred that just then... it sounded... well, delightful."
"It is so for my curiosity is not bound by fools. It pleases me."
"You understand the nature of Estyria, then? Our Eden?"
"Yes... for I have journeyed there in my sleep, once. It was enough for me. I saw with my eyes something beautiful... something... perfect. I remember walking lands so fertile that the ground beneath me wept puddles as the signs of new life blossomed in my footprints left behind. I felt energetic even after playing, hunting all day long as the air there filled my lungs with life while the juices of its fruit still trickled from my sated lips. I feared nothing there and saw that even though there was a moon, it would find me my sun by the time I woke, caressing my skin with warmth unheard of in this world we call reality. *sigh* Yet if only people realised it too shares it... how I sometimes wish I could go back there, Klaus."
"Yet that means..."
"Hush. Let's not spoil things... and besides... I would rather my heaven with you."
-- Shae & Klaus
When I first began this year, I drew something that I look back on as one of my personal favs: [link]
So when I was trying to decide on what to draw to end this year with, I thought back on it and decided on a day/night transition piece, like the nelri huntress is returning along the path she once travelled, to return home. That's how this year has felt to me in some ways, too. A very long day, with the knowledge that another will follow soon. Another sun, another moon, dancing between each other eternally like ancient guardians of this earth, put in place to light our way. Thanks, God.
So... yes, I'm feeling rather poetic right now. (Personally, I blame listening to Enya...) If only I could share it with someone special...
Anyhoo! May all your dreams for a better future in this year to come be true, all! Happy New Year!Artwork // Lore, Etc - © Kristopher P. Love