Makenzee Jae Montague
The Broken Pond
“What a mysterious and wonderful world this is!” The pond humbly marveled. “Many creatures live and drink life from my small depth and yet that fills me with purpose. I get to smile with the sun, dance with the moon, and replenish with spring showers! I give shelter to frogs, drink for deer, even plants are nourished within and I feel as though I will never die. I am gifted with abundance and am grateful I can give abundantly.”
Era of Lilith
They refer to that era as the time of Lilith. The day that doom and darkness fell on the Earth was the beginning of separation. Separation from self and others. The sky went raven black for to long to recall. All feelings, colors, and even energy was stripped out of the world like a vacuum. No longer were emotions felt or remembered and their past lives disintegrated in their minds. A life of connection and motivation forgotten for repetitious labor. Most of nature refused to grow from harsh environments due to lack of sunlight. Weather became a constant cold. Eventually, the Earth was illuminated by a dim grey light, reveling the carcass of a colorless, dead world. Lilith spread a veil over their souls. Easily convincing everyone that daily living involved intense labor followed by rest at home. Individuals lived in their own modest homes, alone. Conditions and labor were exhaustive but unnoticed by veiled eyes and hearts. Personal identity, even names, were forgotten. They listened to authorities, going to work and returning home daily. Not happy; nor sad. Not living; merely existing. This was the age of Lilith, and it was a lonely, isolated time.
I am sure that 2020 was a bit of a struggle for most. However small or large, everyone felt the effects of last year. Fortunately, I was blessed enough not to undergo too much tragedy in my outer world, although inner definitely under went some turmoil. I was directed (some days I say pushed) into pursuing an understanding of spirituality. I began, frantically, trying to learn about everything and anything I could or wanted, mostly “spiritually”. I began exploring and investigating many things. I read often, practicing yoga, and began meditating. It also started a natural rise of curiosity in creative avenues. I spent time drawing, painting, sewing, and writing a little bit. Of course, I used scissors in several of these endeavors. I’ve even tried art where you cut pictures out of magazines and make a collage. Oddly enough though, none of those are the reason for this submission. That reason is Nova.