Emotional previews of adventures to come
the ebb and flow of elation and despair, apathy and euphoria.
Signposts delivered in floods of feeling
accompanied by obscure images projected to a place behind his eyes.
Nine months of dreams, hallucinations really, building one on the other,
fabricators of a life.
Gifts from one being to another.
The first light he saw was golden and a world was calling him by his secret name.
Somehow the road ahead seemed not so straight and narrow.
No one had any idea what was waiting for him,
but he was obviously fortified by more than a little grace
and abundance of good cheer.