Cancer 1. Rainbows slowly moving across a white wall.
The smoothness of a white wall invites illusion. Unmarred, it holds shadows up, so that we may see them more clearly, and allow them to live out their lives as they wax, wane, and change shape in the changing light. Or rainbows may appear and slowly stretch out, as they move over the white, becoming long, like the tails of comets. The light gives us time to take in its colors, to see the seamless, imperceptible way they are born of each other, each one a fire, whose delight is to travel, searching for eyes.
Words seen for an instant on a leaf that suddenly blows away.
Verbundum trees are extremely rare and no one is sure how long they live, for one has never been known to die. In Autum their leaves turn thousands of different colors and develop fine black lines on their surfaces which turn into dense masses of words which are so tiny as to be almost unreadable. Seers and students come to stand near the tree as the leaves fall, and as wind is in love with Verbundum trees the leaves are never still, but rapidly blow away. And as they do the onlookers find they may read all the words on every leaf. Afterward they cannot remember any of them, but find their knowledge enriched as if a fire never to be extinguished had entered their mind.