I was lying on my bed after doing a spot of gardening. I started to drift into a shallow sleep, a kind of non-world. I could still hear the birds singing outside and the gentle whoosh of the breeze on the Sycamore trees.
The Future City
Suddenly I was in a completely different world. For some explicable reason the date on my watch was the year 2666 and all I could see were small white buildings and lush vegetation. A dance tune was playing in the background.
I started heading for the buildings as they provided a focal point for me getting any more information on my situation. I walked through incredibly dense and rich beautiful grass. I’d never seen it so green before. The breeze was tossing the tress about this way and that.
Hive shaped Buildings
I noticed it strange that the building were all hive-shaped. I wondered why. Some buildings looked like they started on the land but continued on underground.
Flat Topped Roof
I also noticed that some of the buildings had weird flat topped rooves, almost like observation platforms or viewing areas. Still not a sign of any people.
Large 2 Trunk Mushrooms
As I climbed around the corner of a building past some trees I noticed 2 gigantic mushroom like structures, each one had two trunks. Well, not seen anything like that either! Perhaps vegetation had changed, perhaps they were man-made.
Central Cylinder building
After a while I came across what looked like the main building for the city. It was sort of cylindrical shaped but again had horizontal gaps just like a beehive would have. This seem to be the style of the whole set of buildings.
Old iron cage
There lying in a flowing brook was an old iron cage. Again this was in the shape of a cylinder and it crossed from one side of the water to the other.
For a change I decided to look up into the sky. There on gigantic poles were several sun panels perhaps generating power for the buildings. But if so, why not more of them?
Sign in the Sky
As I glanced past the panels, there appeared to be a sign in the sky. There was definitely a human face on it. It slowly seemed to go out of focus; I was still moving fairly quick in my eagerness to find someone.
I continued to look around the sky and towards the distant horizon. To my amazement, whole trees and woods would appear and disappear from view as if to hide something or provide me with a better view.
Birds and Fairies
It was noticeable that the occasional flock of birds flew over and around the buildings. At one point I swear I could see some fairies or fairy lights dancing beneath some trees. Perhaps this was all the life there was?
Tables and Chairs
Around the back of the main city buildings I happened on some stone tables and chairs. Again if there were not any people, why would these structures exist and for whom?
My second glance at the top of some of the buildings confirmed my suspicion that there were filters on each building. I had seen this kind of thing somewhere else, somewhere not so clean.
I found it almost too cute to see that the small city had a fresh, clear moat running around its borders. This was surely too old fashioned for the architecture or had it a proper serving purpose?
The sight of some wind turbines helped relax for a bit. At least any power being generated would be from these machines. They looked hardly changed from when I had left my times.
Surrounded by Sea
For some reason my body started to elevate. As it did so I could see that the whole city landscape was covered by a rich beautiful ocean. It sounded good.
Fade from Above
After the sea view, the whole picture started dimming and I could see the ground approaching fast. It was at that point I knew the tour had stopped.
I awoke in my bed not half an hour from when I had drifted off. I thanked my universe for the view and hoped one day I could return. Return to what though I had many more trips to experience to get the bottom of things.