mandag 12. oktober 2009

Comfortably numb

"It's like a card house you know," she says and folds her hands like a pyramid on the table to demonstrate. "Like that," she smiles while she thinks. "The whole house depends on each card and if one falls down," she puts her right hand down on the table, "the other falls too," her left hand follows the right. "But it's not like a card house can be built with only two cards, a life craves millions of cards. A life is hard to build that way. It takes time. And although it is so hard to build, it takes just a second to tear it down. Just like that," she slams her hands on the table making it shake like a tiny local earthquake. "But," and then she smiles one of her crooked smiles. "The cards are still there, although they are just a heap. So they can be built again and again. Do you want to know what the weird part is?"
I nod.
"When you build the house up again it will look just the same as the first time, just like the second time, third time and so on. Just the same. But it is not. It just appears to be the same but it is fundamentally different from the other times. The cards are stacked differently. A spades is where a heart was last time. A pair of diamonds holds up a pair of clubs when it should be the other way around. But still it looks the same. That's why most people don't know when people change and become something different. That's why people look the same but has grown to something else."

13 kommentarer:

alicat. sa...

Your blog is so sweet and beautiful. I love this picture, and the story made me think of Alice in wonderland, for some reason. =)

Electro Geisha sa...

totally Alice in Wonderland vibe... love the photo :)

Sprinkle M. sa...

I felt the same exact way--totally pictured Alice in Wonderland saying all of this. You are a very talented writer. [:
xoxo Sprinkle

LookingGlassGirl sa...

Beautiful piece of writing. It reminds me of Alice too.

Valentine sa...

Iam comfortably numb at the moment. Its hard having to deny oneself of emotions, I hate hiding. But this is the only thing that helps me get through work and everything else right now.

I hate that your post actually made me cry but that's only because I really loved the ending and it made me realize certain things that I have overlooked.

Thanks, love!

somedaynewyorker sa...

Wow that photo is gorgeous. Very modern day Alice in Wonderland.

Tira sa...

This is a beautifully written piece. :)

Your blog is very interesting. I will definitely be coming back here to see how you develop it now that it has had a sort of "new start".

Madeleine Miranda sa...

What a lovely and inspiring picture!

Tammie Lee sa...

this is a wonderful piece
your writing has your own style which is quite rare
thank you.

Lola-Elise sa...

beautiful peice of writing, i love your blog and i will watch the movies :)

Lola.

STARR sa...

Love the photo and the text <3

thingsIlove sa...

Your blog is lovely. The pictures are beautiful and your stories are sweet.

Valentine sa...

thanks for taking the time to share your 7 random facts! I love Skins too and Im a bit anti-social as well. hehe..

Looking forward to a new post!

xx