All she ever wanted
was a private reading with the
GIANT SEE-THROUGH HANDS
For this prize, she paid dearly with money she did not have. She traveled
great distances, including thirteen unforgiving hours riding the dirt cheap,
and notoriously lacking in janitorial services, Starlight Express.
Finally, there she was, ankle deep in clouds, standing on the huge palms
of the GIANT SEE-THROUGH HANDS. Staring at a big house with a little
door, listening to the bump and grind of the cloud machine, burping
up new clouds as the old ones dissipated. Her knees mushy, her heart
fluttering wildly in her chest, she was “beside herself,” in the thrall of
witnessing her dream transform into reality.
The little door opened. She could see nothing inside.
A man’s voice spoke as through a microphone.
It sounded strong and exacting.
I shall get straight to the point. You are familiar with the saying, to have
someone in the palm of your hand. Meaning they have power over you,
they can manipulate you into doing what they want you to do. I now have
you in the palm of my hand. This is the position in which you have placed
yourself. You traveled all this way, exhausting your meager financial
resources, putting yourself deeply in debt … For What? To ask questions
of me that you already know the answers to, even though you don’t
believe you do?”
“My gift to you today is to NOT give you answers. My gift to you today is to allow you to access your own truest answers from within, rather than seeking them from outside yourself. How do you do this? By living your life and paying attention! And your gift to yourself will be to find out who you really are … under your own power.”
“My prediction is that you will receive a substantial refund in the immediate future. As you leave, my attendant will hand you an envelope containing full reimbursement for the cost of this session, and the cost of your return trip. This, contingent on your promise to upgrade from that nasty Starlight Express, as there is a significant chance of contracting something undesirable if you use the restrooms
or eat their prepared food.”
been warned by
the GIANT SEE-THROUGH HANDS.”
TBP Thur Picture Prompt #33: Great Distances
Include the phrase, “great distances,” and/or the word “starlight” in your post.