Robin, Swan, and Blackbird (Chapter 3)

Once again Her Majesty Queen of Swans greeted a most expectant Robin: “Come Robin sit upon my back once more.  A journey awaits; an ultimate adventure for you to witness and never forget.”

A flight so high, calmness and magic combined. In what seemed a blink of an eye, a fairytale castle greeted them. Splendour. High towers reaching for the sky; a launch pad for great adventure; unlimited horizons beyond Planet Earth small to see. Disappearing in a flash, replaced by a shimmering entrance to the darkness of space. Entering through what could be described as water running through a whirlpool to another dimension.

A parallel universe; one of many. A planet awaits, with clouds and a blue sky. Descending through clouds, a pure green landscape greets them. Rivers sparkling, so clear, untouched by humanity. No towns or cities, no roads no traffic. Just pure green with trees gracing the view. Purity of habitats. And sun providing warmth and light in harmony, but no extremes.

A planet inhabited only by birds of all types. On arrival, greeted by feathered varieties, curious as to their origins.

Atmosphere so friendly. Rivers flowed including one that could have been Itchen; chalk base clear. No pollution. Her Highness signalled Robin and once again in zero time, they were passing through one Universe after another. Multiverse. Pure infinity.

They were suddenly beside the River Itchen, Water Meadows, and trees. Home in less than an instant. A duck still in the same place as when they flew away. “What have we discovered, Robin?” Robin was intrigued.

An infinity of worlds, multiverses. Surreal but true, There are no boundaries, no limitations. The heart rules, imagination facilitates all and becomes reality.

Robin has certainly gained synergy with Her Royal Highness Queen of Swans. An adventure never forgotten. Now at home with a story to share. Blackbird looks on in wonder seeing Robin, enlivened with such an experience. Perhaps another experience to enhance his knowledge of surreal reality. Of dreams real.


Simon Lever
Simon Lever
Prior to his retirement, Simon engaged in software and services sector search and recruitment for American companies around Europe. He has retained the enjoyment of engaging with people from other countries and cultures. His energies are now directed towards voluntary community activities, journaling, and exhibition stewardship. He is a Featured Contributor for BizCatalyst 360°. As an Exhibition Steward, at the 1000-year-old Winchester Cathedral, he is responsible for guiding visitors from the world over, around the award-winning 'Kings and Scribes Exhibition', which includes the 900-year-old Winchester Bible. The exhibition introduces visitors to Winchester's historical significance as a former capital of England. Simon's journaling activities are published on BizCatalyst 360° and accompanying posts on LinkedIn, He acknowledges the inspiration afforded him by Carol Campos of Massachusetts: Life Strategist, Writer, and Intuitive Business Leader who introduced him to writing with feeling; from the heart. Simon's forté is creative writing; the accent on the natural environment, transforming feelings, emotions, sights, sounds, and scents of Mother Nature's landscape; hills and rivers and woodland into words, transporting the reader to the locations. Essays include accounts of his life in former days. Instinctively writing in such a spontaneous manner, descriptions become life-like. His often emotionally charged writing, whether describing a surreal 'Son et Lumière' at the Grand Place in Brussels to experiences acquired during European business travel. Journaling and Exhibition Steward activities are his key sources of inspiration and creativity. Kindness is ever more important, where he is a promoter of Shelly Elsliger PPCC's 'Decide to be Kind' Campaign. Simon champions Positivity, Empathy, and Kindness and has been described as a 'Beacon of Positivity'.

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