Red Egg Hatching
year later Thomas had a powerful dream that provided him with the confirmation
he had been waiting for. Reading from his dream journal, it says: Last night I
fell into a deep sleep where my dream took me back to the mountains and
wide-open spaces of Upper Burma. I flew like an eagle over the heaven-reaching
teak trees and through the chill of the Himalayas to the church where I found
the stone, but instead of seeing the portraits of the thirteen tribes I found
one portrait: one of Hanna with her glittering eyes smiling as if she were
about to say something to me. I was different. My chest was bigger and stronger
than I thought possible. My heart had grown so strong that it bulged from my
chest and even emitted a reddish hue. I looked down on the table and saw the
compass I had found in the chamber. It pointed directly at Hanna. I landed on
the alter where I reached out to touch her cheek. That's when I woke up.
A month later, Thomas flew to Rangoon and took a plane instead of the
train, landing in Myskyina where he stayed at the same hotel. He walked to the
church unannounced as there was no way of contacting Hanna. With his beard full
grown and looking like Jesus, he was careful to watch out for the Reverend but
fortunately he found Hanna teaching a class. Thomas stood at the door watching
her until she looked over and saw him. Covering her mouth with her hand, she
blushed as tears welled up in her eyes. Her students looked blank-faced at him
with his big brown beard standing in the doorway.
told you I would come back and find you."
have! You've found me!" She ran to him and wrapped her arms around his
shoulders, burying her face into his neck so that he could smell her hair.
separabit?" he asked, trying his hand at some Latin.
separabit," she replied. "No one will separate us." Some of the children
began to snicker and laugh but they they hugged and kissed and cried. Soon the
classroom applauded and some of the more daring boys threw erasers.
on earth," he said. "It's time to celebrate!" That was the moment Thomas knew
his has mended.