She leaned heavily on her cane as she searched her way through the labyrinth of a garden. The Pool of Calm Reflection was somewhere in this maze of hedges.
She had searched for the fabled pool for years, hunting for it across an entire lifetime. And now she was here, even if her sight had dimmed and her joints ached.
She looked down at her reflection, as clear and still as a mirror in the silvery water. A wind passed over the surface, but the image didn’t waver. She smiled. She had done it!
And then she felt herself ripple.

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