I sent this to an online creative community acquaintance along with some hand made soap. I hope she likes it!
The sphinx-prince kept watch over the infinite lily pads, his patience intact only through the generous antics of the foolish egret.
“Lilies and pads discourage me so! Ever content to rest on the threshold crushed between water and sky! So magnificent and humble are they I am ashamed to know my own ego!” The egret’s laughter rang across the liquid fields, a waltz to which the water-bugs danced.