This second Part of the book reveals how a life guided from within opens into an exciting destined journey. While reading this chapter you begin to sense that your personal difficulties could be the opening to a new joy filled life.
The yellow sun sends its warm rays across the lake. The water sparkles and jumps with reflected sunshine.
The swan glides to the shore to greet an elderly man passing by. He picks at bread and throws the crumbs with pinpoint accuracy in front of the swan. He is intent on throwing each crumb to exactly the right spot. Eventually he becomes bored, tucks his stick under his arm and turns to walk into the woods.
A young couple pass, half walking half trotting, engaged intently in conversation. Clouds of misty water vapour surround their faces.
The water continues to sparkle, like a tray of moving diamonds.
A seagull glides past.
There is a loud slapping of water. Silence stops. The swan is charging flat out along the lake. With wings flapping, feet running along the water and head and neck pointed towards a gap in the trees. She is intent on flight. Eventually she manages to lift her great bulk airborne. The flapping sound ceases. She lifts silently into the air and follows the watercourse through the trees.
The lake returns to its quiet murmurings, silence interspersed with birdsong. In the distance ducks playfully splash each other with water. The trees on the lakeshore are mirrored in the still surface. Specks of grass float silently by.
Great quiet has returned.