she told me to cut the cards twice and create three piles. then she told me, pick three cards, as i held my question in the air. she placed walnuts on the table. the air filled with thick mist; a blue filter over the forest. she lay there on the rocks, her legs partially in the stream. a single pink rose on her breast; her marble skin glowed. her palms facing up like the Virgin. the fur of animals had been scattered; her hair neatly combed.