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Today’s featured guest, Damyanti Biswas, commands the healing power of the written word. For a healthy dose of literary tonics, visit Daily (w)rite and Amlokiblogs.
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Zoe breathed in the air, rare, like at the top of a mountain. Adam’s face came into sharper focus, much as everything around her, as if each flower petal, pillar, bench, blade of grass had lit up from within. Wondering how the dragon would look in this shimmering light, she turned to find it. But it was gone, and in its place stood the wizened woman, dressed in a plain green robe, the misty clothes of before dissolved in air.
Before her eyes, the woman’s skin lost its wrinkles, her white hair turned a rich red, and she smiled.
“It is indeed I,” Sophia touched Zoe’s elbow, “You’ve done well, my daughter.”
“So the snake, the dragon?”
“We change form based on who we feel we are. Remember the tree, the eagle?”
“But why, mother?”
“To make up for all I had done. For the Blind one, the Imperfect, who could create, and was thus the Creator. But who had not compassion, nor love. He created Adam and Eve, but did not teach them of the Spirit.”
Sophia’s eyes turned to the ground, and Zoe followed them. Adam had sunk beside her on the grass, a strange stillness about him.
© 2013 Damyanti Biswas
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18 thoughts on “Tree of Life: Branching Out Featuring Damyanti Biswas”
Damyanti, my heart almost stopped as I came to the end! What an amazing turn to the story…and in such lyrical style! Hugs!
Powerful… filled with wisdom.
Really beautiful Damyanti!
Wow, fantastic and thought provoking. Great job, Damyanti. (:
Chills, D. You gave me chills with this. I’m completely serious.
Thought provoking words, Damyanti.
Your words, breathtaking. Your expressions of emotions, of questions, of the stillness, leaves a contemplation. Magically written from the heart, dear friend.
The ending of this story and the music is well combined. Amazing!!
Oh no! What’s going on with Adam? What a terrific segment, just amazing. Lyrical, clever, so fitting to the overall story. Masterfully done.
Tina @ Life is Good
So much beauty here. I simply loved this 🙂
o my goodness, this is just amazing Damyanti thank you! So rich and heart stopping … as are all the entries leading us to who knows where next …
Very clever and thought-provoking twist, Damyanti! Masterfully written!
Wow, Damyanti. That was beautiful, emotional, and added an interesting layer to the story.
Love this and the end was very intriguing!
The Christians amongst us will see traces of Gnosis. Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone. I rushed it out in less than two hours, and hadn’t read the story before this, so I’m quite relieved at the reaction :).
I love this mother character but now i’m scared for Adam! I hope he’s ok!
Ooo, her mother! Cool twist to this. Now I’m worried about Adam.
Shannon at The Warrior Muse
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Nice. I really enjoyed this … well done, Damyanti.