Land of Water Eaters by Luis Neer
Objects slip away. Not everything is tangible. Sun lifts people out of their world into new realms. Rivers rarely go into the skies usually they descend from the work of the sky. Water eaters tend to be the earth that longs for the fruits of the sky all that water that needs a way to get through. A perfect rainstorm is one that brings people together, the water getting through in just the right way every time.
Death can be a wonderful thing to hide from no matter what age. Friendships forge themselves around this idea of not wanting to be alone. With loneliness a person confronts their own mortality. Shadows rest among the living reminding them of the darkness that follows the living. Walls have a graphic quality to them because they are rectangular perfect for computer and video games. So many twists and turns in a virtual realm, but nowhere as many as the number that makes up a life. Triumph in a life comes from the smallest things of being acknowledge and pulled from the background.
Sun casts light on the realm. Moon brings darkness. The sidewalks of the world may dislike the sun’s persistent gaze yet at nighttime they miss the warmth. Not much warm occurs deep at night besides those snuggled up in their happiest blankets. Geography makes maps have great value. While the Earth knows itself to the average person is particularly bad with figuring out which rivers are theirs, which ones are beyond their basic comprehension.
The moon serves the night sky well. Everybody else is not so lucky. Fear of the moon permeates history the way people hide during the nights of the full moon. Bad behavior gets attributed to a full moon rather than a person acting poorly. Dreams happen during any time of the day, the night just happens to be where they occur most often.
Multiple variations of a person exist. Some of them are stranger than others. Doppelgängers rest within the world each one possesses its own powers. No two are exactly the same. Loneliness makes the doppelgänger situation even more exciting, for loneliness means others hope for other lonely people. To be totally alone with no one to relate it is too dark a thought. Though it feels perfectly fine to be alone sometimes, everybody needs a recharge, the desire waits for a new friendship to forge.