Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Bedtime's Story


The luminous blue eyes blink in a room in which a dim lamp is still on at the bedside.

The light blue threads inside the eyes intermingle with each others and form a great mysterious maze. The dark pupil is locked in this large network of beaming blue thread.

The owner of these eyes asks "Dad, why are there stars in the sky?"

The Dad frowns and says "You really want to know?"

The owner says" Yes. Every times, I look out at the sky, I wonder why they appear."

The Dad says " Well, the story was dated long long time ago..."

The owner interrupted "How long?"

"Very long. Long before your dad, me, and your grandpa have been born. In fact, that dated back to the beginning of the world"

" At the beginning, there was a giant man that is being squashed in tiny little round room", he continues, "One day, he had enough of it and he stood up to expand the room".

"And so the world is created but at that time, there is no trees or anything else. There is only absolute darkness"

"The giant man used his hair to make the trees. His tears to be the river. His skin to be the ground. His backbones to be the great range of mountains. "

" He wanted the earth to be fertilized with his thinking and so he took part of his soul to create the man and the woman. That's why we, humans, are so intelligent ( "what does 'intelligent mean'?", the owner asks) or smart"

" By the time, there is still only darkness. The giant man took off one of his eyes to be the sun. However, he noticed after the sun goes down, humans tended to do bad things."

"What bad things?", the owner asks.

" Stealing, lying, cheating", the Dad answers.

The owner of the beautiful blue eyes shudders. He is blinking faster and faster now and the blue threads are shaking with fear which is mixed by a slight hint of subtle excitement.

"To stop his creation doing bad things, the giant man took off his another eye. He broke it into many small pieces. The biggest piece is to be the moon. The other little tiny pieces are all scattered in the sky at night. They are all little eyes of the giant man to supervise the humans."

" What will happen if people have done bad things?", the owner asks with his blue eye focusing even more now on his dad.

" The stars will come to the world and be transformed into an immortal form of a person to warn them doing the good things again."

" That' it?". the owner asks

" If the person is still doing bad things, the stars will again come and take the eyes of that person to join them in the sky."

" Cool, so that person could join the stars to travel around the world? His eyes could be decorated in different colours and help the other stars to supervise the world? "

"It is the most horrible thing for a person to lose the eyes.That's enough for tonight. "

" Could you tell me a little bit more on what the stars and the eyes do in the sky, please?"

"It is already too late for tonight, sleep now"

The Dad bends over and switches off the lamp. Only the stars outside of the windows and the dim blue eyes are visible now.

"Good night" says the Dad and he leaves.

In the next morning, a terrible agonized cry is heard. Two blue eyes are hanging at the window. The black pupils are integrated into the great maze of blue threads and are dilated to the largest extent, as when they are staring at something. They are to be incorporated into liquid of white substance to form perfectly round eyeballs.

But this time, they did not blink.

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