There was once a woman whose heart ebbed and waned with the goodness and sorrow of the world. All was well, while the balance remained. But when the world bent in favor of sorrow for too long, the woman felt her heart break. She fell upon her back and watched the spinning of time with all the numbness of her broken heart, where she could not weep or wail, keen or care, for her heart no longer worked. And she was alone. And there was once a man whose heart tipped and righted with the goodness and sorrow of the world. He remained steady, content to feel as events came and went. Until the world tipped into sorrow and he could not bear the length of it for the breaking of his heart. He sank into a chair, his head shaking in his hands, his body unable to feel the prick of needle nor the edge of a knife, for his heart had shattered. And he was alone. Too, there was once a child whose heart rose and fell to a tune of its own, untouched by the goodness and the sorrow of the world. She
A woman went walking in the wood one day. It was a thing she had not done since she was a child. Weeks of a tiring, soulless existence had turned into years, and somehow she believed in the depths of her that it would all change with a single walk in the wood. But even as she walked amongst the trees, the world seemed the same - tiring and soulless. And then she turned the corner, only to find a little girl tiptoeing along the path. The little girl started when she saw the woman. Then she brought a finger to her lips. 'Be quiet,' the little girl whispered. The woman bent her body slightly, hunched her shoulders, and whispered back, 'Why?' 'There are wizards up there,' the girl returned softly, pointing up the fern-strewn hill that lay next to the path. The woman's face went solemn then. Her feet moved of their own accord, arching and heightened on the tips of her own toes. The little girl nodded with approval. Suddenly they under
Once there was a leaf that fell from a tall tree and landed on a paved road with a crinkle. With the crinkle came a crack, which split a seam right through the leaf's tenderest section. The leaf groaned, horrified at its unsightly blemish. But then a child came and squealed with delight as she picked up the leaf and peered through the crack into the other side of the world. And the leaf suddenly felt like there was nothing wrong with being broken.