Saturday, September 3, 2011
"Awaking to silhouettes washed out in a reddish-yellow hue, I rise from a bed of large pebbles and soft soil to find myself surrounded by tall stalks of vegetation. Pushing several strands aside, I find myself standing by a stream of freshwater. Koi fish the size of dolphins splash through the active river, playing tag with what I know to be Tanukis. Except these raccoon dogs were three times their earthly size and paid me no mind. After observing these creatures for a few minutes while washing my face with the water, I was suddenly blinded from above by the same reddish-yellow hue that I awoke to."