Chasing Rays

Aissa Martell
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself
2 min readJul 29, 2023

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Chase the sun across the sky…

Photo by Mirko Božić on Unsplash

As the sun departs across the horizon I want to follow it to new tales. I wish to experience where it shines in a distant place and not wait for it to wake me from my rest, with stories from the other side.
If I were to chase the sun across the sky to never miss its warm caress, would the moon bid me farewell? Would it with its temperatures so dim, they cool my fire within and subdue me to a place of sleep, wait for my return? Would the moon become envious and with its concealed rays of light tiptoe into my dreams at night to catch a glimpse of the stories made in sunlight?
A saga of my swim across the ocean where I befriend a whale that greets me with a ripple across the water. Where we play amongst the waves, some created by the wind and some of my new friend’s formulatiom.
As I continue my journey I never lose direction, my goal is steady ahead and above, brightening the horizon. I dance in eternal infinite sunshine, like Dorothy and her band of merry men, skipping along the golden road. And learn of the things I was only able to dream about upon gazing across the heavens.
I learn the genus of new flowers, taste the spirits from a different culture, dance to a beat of a different drum, and listen to the whispers spoken in a different tongue. And through it all, I learn and flourish.
The whale and I will never part with the lesson emblazoned on my heart. A different genus of flowers…

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