It was her secret, the place imagination carried her whenever life was too much to handle. She had no idea what it was really like; it was the idea of it that charmed her, and she'd never had any interest in finding out anything more about it than what she'd learned in the fourth grade.
The Galapagos islands: Isolated. Untouched. Protected from time and civilization.
She leaned back and let the dust of her day disappear into a sandy beach, where giant tortoises basked in the sun, and curious birds had no fear of her presence.
© 2008 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel
Sterling silver, lampwork by Gail Kops of Beadles. Hand fabricated.