The bath water is warm. All of the day’s tensions are leaving my body. I sink further below the surface. Something is calling to me. I follow the path of light, something previously glimpsed only in dreams. The sense of joy and freedom is amazing. I know that this is where I need to be.
From beyond I hear a voice, “No, not yet.”
“But, I’m ready,” I respond.
“There is still more for you to learn, so much to experience.”
I blink my eyes, and I’m home. The water has gone cold around me. So has my spirit.