Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine, Tolkien’s
For the “Water” challenge.
“What did you see?” said Pippin to Sam, but Sam was too deep in thought to answer.
“What did you see?”
The question was simple -- the words understood despite hurt and weariness. But the answer…
He had no words for the answer.
It was a pool seemingly like any other, filled with nothing.
At the same time filled with everything. Mounts, peaks and plumes of white flame. And beyond – a dazzling night sky filled with stars skittering across the surface – jewels skipped by a darkling child.
It was the terrestrial and the celestial… the essence of life. The eternal.
Yet he saw no reflection of himself?
It was all a reflection of himself.