Hide and seek…

green man

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“Don’t you think it’s odd,” says Wen, “Osiris ends up in a pillar hewn from a tree, Odin hangs from a tree to gain sacred knowledge and Christ dies on a cross cut from a tree?”
“Well it’s quite clearly the same story if that’s what you mean.”
“You know Don,” says Wen, almost appreciatively, “only you could have used the phrase ‘quite clearly’ in that sentence.”
“There’s also the Merlin, who falls from a height into a tree, and seeing as though you appear to be going all historical on me these days, we might as well throw into the mix as well the Black Boy who hid in a tree before escaping to France.”
“People do hide in trees though.”
“Children hide in trees all the time, but when a ‘once and future’ king hides in a tree it probably alludes to something a little bit more fundamental than a game of hide-and seek.”
“To what does it allude though?”
“Do you want my personal, probably unprovable, opinion upon this matter or something more acceptable to the mainstream?”
“And since when have I ever wanted anything remotely acceptable to the mainstream?”

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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