Alchemist : Part 3

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The monk began working.  I watched as best I could but I found myself entranced in his movements.  As I watched, time played with my own understanding and as for the dark clouds outside, they got much darker and started rolling in the sky.  The monk would hold something up to my eyes in slow motion and then with a grin on his face time would speed up as the monk started manipulating said object. I shook my head over and over again.  What was he doing?  How was he making this?  What was in that tea? The room began … Continued

Alchemist : Part 2

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It was cold up north, far colder than my village was. The Sun was hidden behind the thickest clouds I had ever experienced, thankfully no rain or snow though.  It was surprising how quickly I arrived – it was as if I climbed onto my donkey, fell asleep and woke up at my destination.  The mountain was close enough to touch, I would be at the base shortly.   As I ascended the mountain a snake poked his head from his cave and hissed and yelled at me.   This snake had to have been a ‘Python Of The North.’ I … Continued

Alchemist : Part 1

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 I received word that there was a monk who lived on top of a mountain in the north who studied alchemy.  I had never been so far north before, however, the prospect of learning alchemy from a monk truly excited me and led to restless evenings as well as days of preparation to make this necessary but long journey possible.  I was told by many to not attempt the journey.   Family members said, “Are you kidding?  You’re riding that old donkey north?”   My donkey, who I would be riding, was in fact old and her left hind leg had … Continued