The Lights of Avalon

The Lights of Avalon

Looking down from atop the hill
What seems like a jumbled mass of lights
But I know these strings like an old friend
Always changing, always the same

Pulses from the clubs that continue to thump on with the last of the revellers
Eking our the final moments
Desperate for the experience to never end
Searchlights still scanning the skyline
Shooting flames, burning off the last of the gas
Twinkles from the artificial tree
Rooting everything to the deepest shades of green

And the people
200,000 atoms of energy
Mostly expended
Some reserved to depart immediately to the normal life in the morning
But some still buzzing
Still partying
Still energising

Hubs of light that have pulled and pushed the atoms around for the last five days
And so they will pull again
When 200,000 atoms of energy return
To feed and feed off this special place
The bodies may be different
But the soul remains
Always changing, always the same

Felicity Pryke, July 2019

Published by Finding Felicity

I am Felicity, a satisfaction expert, yoga teacher and reflexologist who is empowering disillusioned people to take ownership of their happiness, having learnt from my own experience of falling off the hedonic treadmill that happiness is far deeper than just pleasure. My personal journey of deconstructing and reconstructing my life through studies of neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and yoga, opened my eyes to the complexity of human emotions. Based in Lancashire and teaching online, I am passionate about passing that knowledge on to others who feel out of touch with themselves and are wondering, “is this it?” I'm obsessed with helping people to build and live a satisfied life we don’t need to escape from.

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