I was standing on the shore. A tree sprang forth from the water, slick with seaweed and algae. It appeared to have been submerged for an unimaginable amount of time. Images began to form in my head. Visions of a place remarkably like where I stood, only it was flush with vegetation. No sign of humanity to be seen. I felt myself drawn in by what I was seeing in my mind's eye. A slight haze filled the air, my lungs filled with the thick gases surrounding me and I was overcome by a feeling of well being. Energy flowed through my neurons.
Suddenly as if coming from the center of the planet itself, a subsonic hum formed all around. It was then that I first saw them. They were slightly humanoid figures swaying to the waves of sound. They did not appear to be solid creatures, I could see through them, my view only slightly distorted by their apparent masslessness. I attempted to move toward these creatures but found that I was rooted in place. It appeared that I was to be merely an observer.
After some time, what can only be described as an almost percussive accompaniment joined the subsonics. Their source seemed to be all around, emanating from both ground and sky. Intricate noise patterns from the fauna started to form from within the flora, adding to the hypnotic display happening all around. Sounds like voices then joined in, filling me with a sense of serenity. This went on for some time.
The sun, heavy in the sky, began its slow descent into the horizon. Light bouncing off of the clouds and the thick atmosphere created an amazing display of color that can only be seen at this time. I glanced back toward the opposite horizon, where the clouds were darkening, making me feel slightly melancholic. This feeling did not last as I noticed that the creatures around me cast off an aura that made them increasingly more visible as the sun's light faded.
I glanced up and down the shore and was taken aback by the sheer numbers that had gathered. I closer examined those that were near me. I began to notice the details in each. To my surprise, they looked human; though ghost like, yet I felt that these were no ghosts. They smiled, and danced, conversed and carried on as though they were alive.
Alive, that is what they were, I am not sure how I knew, I just knew. My attention on these creatures, no, humans as I now knew them to be with impossible certainty, returned as I noticed that they were all facing my direction. All of them smiling or nodding approvingly. I was filled with an overwhelming satisfaction with my discovery as the scene that had built up around me for what seemed days started to fade. I found myself back at the shore that I had come to, the waves lapping against the sand. The ancient tree was nowhere to be seen.