The staircase spiraled ever upwards into the vibrant rings of light beaming outwards from a small breach in the brilliant blue heavens above; unbidden, Aly planted a single foot on the first step, its hard glass surface pressing against her leg and emboldening her push upwards.
Round and(more) round she looked down from the steps, hair whipping her face from the wind unobstructed by telephone poles or even the tall outcropping of trees that surrounded the crystaline lake in the distance. Off, in the shadow of the mountainside sat her little forest village. Squinting her eyes she glanced at the little pinpricks of light beaming from the small windows of her cottage, where her parents and siblings would be sitting down for supper and-- presumably-- questioning where she had gotten herself to.
A tense humming surged up the staircase and she looked away from the life and home and continued upwards towards the light.(less)
Follow your light wherever it shines
Follow your arrow wherever it points
Don't let people constrain you
Don't let them hold you down
And if they do
Get back up
(more) And push them away
You can draw your own path
And you can make your own light
So follow the light