Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Through the Looking Glass
Then, suddenly, out of the blue, you are jolted out of your slumber. You want to scream, but there is a knot in your throat; you want to flap your arms and legs like a mad man, but there is an invisible rope tying you down; you want to throw up, but your stomach feels empty, like the rest of you.
Finally, you get up, steady yourself as you seek support in something not strong enough to carry the burden of your crumbling dreams and as you expected, the support itself crumbles down, dragging you down with itself, till you are on your knees, your naked emotions in public display and your shattered hopes lying in a million pieces all around you.
And somehow you manage to crawl your way towards the mirror and muster the courage to look straight into it.
The face that stares back at you is a different face: not so young, not so innocent, not so vivacious...