This is an excerpt from 'generator [eternal golden light]'.

 

part one ... I. GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHT ... page 1

 

Sun.

Breathe.

Spring was in the air. Coraline Coventry skipped over broad flagstone steps leading into a garden of eternal golden light ~ sparkling illumination ~ early morning dew gathered glistening upon the petals of gigantic sunflowers. Their broad-veined leaves waved in the gentle breeze to greet her arrival ~ heads full of seeds; black and white, radiating bit-mapped mandalas ~ faced toward the sun; always drinking in the light, always blazing with vitality. Solar joy! Everywhere Coraline looked she witnessed creation ~ Her eye was capable of taking in everything at once...

... She couldn't remember when it had begun, and she didn't know how it would end... It had been such a long, long journey...

Laying in the tall grass, gazing up at the swaying sunflowers, Coraline observed the heavy traffic of large army-green ants crawling up the stalks, and the gleam of metallic bees humming through the air to land upon their enormous blossoms. The structures were alive! Always she had marveled at their ability to sustain themselves ~ Yet, how simple the processes had also seemed; air, light and rain, supplemented by nutrients from the soil, were converted into the energy the sunflower used to power its own internal organic structure, and further, provide support for an abundance of other creatures, which in part, were dependent upon it for their existence.

Coraline panned her view up to contemplate the clear blue sky... not satisfied with its hue, she gestured; adjusting the intensity of the global light to a value of .840722 ~ to produce a deeper shade...

The possibilities were endless. Every day was not like every other day; each was a new adventure...

 

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