Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Survey of Sol 3: Raven's Light

I shake my head as I set the rune-embroidered biscornu behind me, and reach for the nearest thing that calls out with hope, with positive emotion behind it - a painting of a girl. Or - not quite a girl.

She rushes through the dark, outracing the old man, cradling the ball of light in her hands. Her great black wings are outspread, wind rippling around them: Raven, trickster-child, tired of being in the dark. Half of the good Raven does, Raven does by accident, and so it was with this - sick of the dark, Raven stole the light, and now we all can see.

The paint rises from the page, and he strokes it, outlining the wings and the light and her sweet face. He is a collector of ravens and legends, much as he can be. He is a lover of the trickster, or would be if he could. If there is a way to call her forth, he will find it. Maybe if he had something Raven wanted to steal, but what would Raven want? A trapped heart, a ball of magic, a mermaid's voice? How to draw Raven's caprice?

She smiles down at him from the wall, serene because she's gotten her way.

"Raven's Light" by Jnanacandra. Acrylic on watercolor paper; 24"x18".

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