Year 10 Day 27

I checked the major routes in to the lake early this morning, and sure enough there were several family groups converging on the gather site. Definitely time to prepare, I thought, so I teleported to the land east of the linear sea for the sweet-smelling gum, to the tideless sea for the shellfish that produce the purple dye for adornment, and to the great river for the sweet dates.

I still needed salt, so this afternoon I teleported to the salt lake and gathered salt pebbles, lake water to evaporate, and a few salt boulders. There was still daylight, so I explored the valley to the north of the lake.

They will want me adorned; I know that from experience. I’ll have to ask Rainbow for help, but I want something, like last year, that is not fiendishly hot. I think I found it in the valley. There are flowers enough near the lake, but none quite like some that I am finding east of the tideless sea.

Would they stay fresh, if I put the cut stems in water? I can try.

Jarn’s Journal is part of the back story of my science fiction novels. Jarn is a human-like alien whowas stranded in Africa 125,000 years ago. He has met and been accepted as a god (much to his annoyance) by our remote ancestors, the People. In the year since the last gather, he has explored areas of Europe and found Neanderthal cultures there, as well as finding floating ice forming a polar ice cap and an Icelandic volcano. His story to date is on my author site.

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