May 1, 2006
She awakens from her deep slumber surrounded by roses. The sun is streaming through the sliding glass doors that lead to her favorite place, the balcony. She rubs her eyes as her trusty companion snuggles up to her, licking her face with morning dew kisses. Slowly she pushes the comforter aside and gingerly touches the floor with her bare feet. She runs her fingers through her long, auburn hair and stretches her body into a Y shape. She walks over to the doors, opens them and sucks in a breath of the cool morning air, the lady in the tower.