The Land of Light

by HelluvaGirl

Whenever you are in pain or feel sad, remember it’s just your surface, Love. Instead of sinking in your sorrow, go looking for a place of light and happiness, where there’s no disease and anguish, where there’s only beauty and fulfilment, and Love.

I rock her on my lap, pressing my cold cheek to her feverish forehead. 

And you know what? I’ll tell you a secret. That magic land of light is deep inside you. You carry it everywhere you go. In fact, every other person has that special place hidden deep, just very few know about it. I wanted you to know.

She stops crying as curiosity overtakes her mind.

How did you know the place was there? How did you find it?

I think about the right words to say.

I had to travel away from darkness once, and I had no other place to go. So I went a long way and found that magic land I now visit sometimes when it’s too hard to stay here. Remember: your pain is just on the outside. If you find the land of light, you can always go back. It will never disappear, even when you are gone. It will always be there. The place of all beginnings and endings. Your Home. But you have to look carefully and be eager to reach it. You will know when you’re there.

I hold her, wondering whom this fairy-tale is really meant for, her or myself.