|Gopher Tortoise waiting in Venice, Florida|
She who Sees was always a bit ahead of her friends. She would say and do things that upset the other turtles and not know why.
She would prepare for the dark in ways that no one else understand. She would dig new burrows that were deeper and wider than the others. Often, she would invite others to join her but they usually chose to stay in the sunshine and light.
She who Sees would sit and wait for a long time. She saw great beauty during these times and not have any words to share. The other tortoises thought that she was unfriendly and different.
She who sees was waiting.
At times in the dark, she had visions of an amazing life on the planet. Her vision was one of great connection and joy and knowing there would be food and happiness for all.
She who Sees saw that this big transformation would take some time and that everyone would be able to achieve this vision. She also saw that she was quite lonely and wanted to share that it was worth the loneliness and the wait.
When 100 tortoises felt and knew this vision, change was imminent...............