Friday, June 19, 2015
Face to face with a snake
As I am walking through the woods, something, like a flash of light, zips across my path. I stop to investigate and find a very large snake stretched out on the ground. She looks like a garter snake because of her markings and irregular yellow stripe down her side, except that she is absolutely huge.
I call her Snake.
I follow Snake who starts down a ledge. I start to circle around the ledge to get ahead of her. When she sees me coming, she rushes straight at me, rears up, and stares intently at my face, but not in an unfriendly way.
Is she my guide, offering to initiate me into the Earth's dark and moist mysteries?