She carefully found her steppingstones buried under the sparkling water.
Peering closely she saw letters delicately carved in each gray rock:
The words glistened as the letters cut into the stones,
Revealing a glittering white granite underneath the smoky exterior.
Treasures! She had found the treasures.
Carefully she stepped into the clear, cold water.
The stones were solid and she put her full weight on them.
Sparkling blue water covered her ankles.
The sun peeked through the tall green trees.
Light glistened all around.
In the pristine silence she heard a whisper,
“This is Heaven.”
Her joy was full.
Linda Kay Burk, (c)2008