Welcome to the TREE OF LIFE: Branching Out collaborative writing challenge, where creative minds meet epic movie music. To read the collective story in its entirety as it unfolds and for more details on this groundbreaking collaboration with Audiomachine click HERE.
Today I’m featuring the runaway imagination of the gifted storyteller, Ruth Long. Check out life from a writer’s point of view at BULLISH INK
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Inspiring Soundtrack: Audiomachine – The Truth – Tree of Life
The leather-clad rider swung down from the saddle, tattered russet duster flapping behind him like the banner of a long-forgotten realm, tawny hair swishing in the breeze like the tail of his chestnut mount. “From the dust we come and to the dust we return.”
“How did you come by this wisdom?” she asked, eyes, ears, and heart as wide as the ocean.
He scooped up a handful of soil, and let it sift through his fingers like the sands of time. “Because I am the Adam who came before, the one who lives now, and the one who is yet to come.”
She crouched beside him. “Then you must know what I am to do with this gift.”
His smile was gentle. “Consider this: what matters most is how you spend those precious heartbeats between rising from dust and returning to it. This is the truth that never changes, the story of our days, the root of the Tree of Life.”
© 2013 Ruth Long
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15 thoughts on “Tree of Life: Branching Out Featuring Ruth Long”
So great Ruth! …
Thank you, Susan! Your terrific piece was a wonderful setup! 🙂
Gorgeous Ruth! Such wisdom that resonates in the music…
Thanks, Lisa! I cannot express how much this song stirs my creatives spirit and how perfect it was for fleshing out our enigmatic hero!
Ooo- gorgeous! I love the action of letting the sand slip through his fingers as he relays the words of wisdom. Loved this addition.
LOVE the imagery and description of “Adam”–I do hope our writers will develop their relationship further and explore the quest set out before them! Fantastic interpretation of the music!
Excellent! I love the wisdom in his words and the message behind. So cool.
Wow, Ruth. Your words gave me chills. Beautiful words.
Profound, my friend. And the heartbeats from the dust risen to the dust in the wind once more. A very thoughtful continuation to this collaboration.
With respect and fulfilling writing, your way,
Wonderful words and great imagery!
I’m reading through all of the contributions. This is quite strong. You had me.
well-written story bounded to the music. Good reading!
Nicely painted scene, Ruth.
I love the closing lines in this! Quite powerful.
Shannon at The Warrior Muse
Now we have Adam. Man and woman and the Tree of Life. This is progressing beautifully. Wonderful job, Ruth.