My world was surrounded in gray. The light of day mixing with the dark of night. Suddenly, I heard your voice boom forth, only your face was hidden behind the darkness. Your words came out in a way my ears could not perceive. Your purpose of speaking went unknown to me. Again, your voice boomed. In fear, I retreated further into my shell of protection. There I lay hidden.
Forward you came, taking my small shell into your hands. You looked down upon me with softened eyes. Again you spoke, only louder this time. Loud enough that my shell began to crack.
Light began to escape into the forest around me. I crawled towards a small crack to look out, but your voice sent me backwards as my shell shattered.
Falling to the ground, I noticed the light swimming around me. The trees now a vibrant green and the sky a piercing blue. I landed in a bed of wild flowers, a sea of colors. I looked around for my savior, but nowhere could I find him.
In a moment’s time a small, purple butterfly came and landed upon my hand. As I watched it’s wings flutter, a sense of peace came over me.
Suddenly I knew, you were still there with me and always would be.