I stepped through the bronze door. My fingers lightly rested on the smooth surface and slid on the metal as I move towards the object.
First…it is HUGE. At least nine feet tall…three feet taller than I am.
Second…it is both complicated and simple at the same time. I could not think of a better description than that.
It is floating in the air in the center of a brick-covered courtyard. I walk to it and just stood there in front of this…thing…object…monolith.
“What was it?” I whispered.
It looks complicated. There are mechanisms, levers, wheels, buttons, knobs, ramps, shelves and doors. My eyes couldn’t even make out some of the intricacies in the shadowed areas created by the bright sun rising in the east. I’m used to praying when I’m confronted by something new, so I pray. That comforts me.
Then I notice what happens. The object stopped moving after my thoughts turned to comfort. Its complicated shape suddenly make sense to my wondering eyes. It is simpler now.
“How strange,” Adan thought. It looked so complicated before.
“I understand!” as its meaning suddenly came to mind. “It’s a lock.”
I heard the lock click as the shape shifting slowed and stopped. I smiled as the peaceful feeling in my heart began to drive away fear.
A small door formed in the middle of the lock at my eye level. I heard a clicking sound then a slight swoosh and the panel opened. A platform extended and a piece of paper presented itself to me.