Monday, July 19, 2010

Tower of Tissues

And then there was this girl who was locked up, up in a high tower. And the tower and its mast and its moat and the rooms inside and the windows - everything was made of tissues. She was trapped in a tower of tissues, because all she did was cry. If she was happy, she would shed endless happy tears. If she was sad, sad, beautiful tears came tumbling out... Everything and nothing had a profound effect on her and all she could do was shed those tears.

People had theories about her. Perhaps she had sinned in her previous life and hence was forbidden to smile. Or perhaps, she had tears instead of blood coursing through her veins...

Every year, when the moon was full and high in the night sky, and one could see the constellations of Hera and Erebos become one, the layers of tissues were taken off, thrown away and replaced with new ones. Because even tissues can bear only so much tears...

13 comments:

Kaalicharan/Calvy said...

And in a moment of sheer madness, as if a fairytale gone wayward, the reader imagined that perhaps he too lived such a dream.

PS This line rocks..."Because even tissues can bear only so much tears..."

The Sage said...

and there were no knights to rescue the maiden??

Ricky said...

Oh Payal...sad but lovely

香昱信張君林 said...

時時關心,時時感動。..................................................

Ekta said...

You can weave magic with words girl.

承蘋承蘋 said...

人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。.......................................................

賴靜趙喜妤雯 said...

每日都有新日光,每日都有新希望。..................................................

魏智偉魏智偉 said...

還是喜歡這裡-支持你..................................................................

邱允成邱允成 said...

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat..................................................................

Rain Girl said...

@Calvy: Thanks. Go on, live the dream.. but it's a sad one..

Rain Girl said...

@The Sage: Knights nowadays, don't really like tears, do they?

Rain Girl said...

@Ricky: I love your "Oh payal" :P and thanks...

Rain Girl said...

@Ekta: its but your lovely perspective, girl.