Bara Cailín 4: 14 ‘to drown a sea’

And all at once the shadows danced and filled the hungry space with their wondrous coupling with the new found light and Inteachán looked around and marvelled at the enormity of the space beneath the mountain. Vast. Cavernous.

‘Like a world beneath the world,’ Inteachán whispered to herself. ‘Enough space to drown a sea.’

Since the darkness dispelled at the start of Life a fire can always soothe and succour, giving a thawing comfort to frozen limbs and offering a protective light to shelter worried eyes.

Inteachán sat still and in the same film of this story the camera’s same god-like position as before now offers the audience the much more hopeful view of a young child sitting beside a small fire in a huge cave beneath a large mountain.

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