Chapter 2 – Part 1

A small fire glimmered on the sand in between the makeshift structures. The evening sun was shimmering as it descended below an indeterminable line in the distance, and the chorus that accompanied this time of day was making itself heard ever louder beckoning the crescendo which would inaugurate the night. The shadows of the tents grew longer with each passing minute and a fox played with it’s cubs just beyond the perceived boundary of the camp. A woman appeared, as if from nowhere, and began to tend the slowly weakening flames, evidently, in order that she could warm her hands, which she rubbed together above the fire, and then disappeared into her tent with an obvious feeling of contentment., The journey had been grueling in more ways than one, and it was now time to seek out the simple necessities that cause folk to feel a sense of harmony and wellbeing.
This was what they were familiar with; tents, sand, wild animals, spectacular sunsets, open fires, movement, patience, belief, boredom, tenacity, fortitude, despair, hope, conflict, resolution; all rolled into a package that created the foundation of life.

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