"This is our power our center"

says Isagora from behind Zara. Zara turns around. “It is…. so overwhelming!”
“I know it is in the beginning! It is easier when you are younger like Alaana. Children have a natural ability to take things how they are rather than how we are taught to perceive them.” She smiles.
“It is time for breakfast and then you will meet our leader. She is eager to hear from you!” “How so???” Zara asks suspicious. Isagora takes her arm “Well she knows a lot. Both of what happens in the world and of what our destinies are!” Zara sighs. “Well girl you can try to run but it will catch up with you no matter what!” Isagora’s smile has a touch of compassion. “Alaana come with us please!” She says and the girl gets up and dances around them as they turn left on the earthen terrace that softly leads down to the shore of the lake which is full of golden flowers Zara has never seen before. There are either different sizes of huts made out of oak wood of a strangely light colour or willows and elderberries on the other side. A bit further away there is a gateway made of the branches of two willows. Their leaves are of a bright yellow and many have fallen down and lay around like confetti.

Zara turns around….

there besides the hut she was sleeping in is Alaana sitting in a circle of nearly drooping sunflowers. She is calm now. “What was it that I should see? And what about your dog?”
Zara walks towards her. Alaanas deep brown eyes lay on the lake. “The lake of course! I wanted you to see the lake! Isn’t it amazing?”…..

5 minutes later….

…. she is standing in front of the oval shaped lake. Its calm waves twinkle friendly and a little flock of white geese drift in the middle of it. Her breath stops. Her eyes were drawn to the enormous marble staircase that led spiral like all along the soft hills around the lake. It gleams like a brides veil full of sunlight. She just stands in the fresh autumn air and stairs. Her mind is calm and empty. Again she feels at home! For the first time at home!….

She walks down the stairs….

…. without hesitation while the man who carried Alaana followed her. But then she stopps abruptly. She turns around to the woman and asks: “Where is Alaana’s Dog?” Isagora smiles at her “She is save! Do not worry tonight! There will be explanations in the Morning!”
Zara hesistates a bit. She looks back upon the lake. “Yes do not worry for a night!” she thought and went on down the stairs. ….