Charles had to take a double look at his master. The usually pensive and undisturbed face was contorted in something that resembled a twisted and menacing…smile? Charles long thought that his master was unable to produce something as cheerful as a smile, but here it was. Both corners up, lips stretched in a bow. A perfect smile.
Good gracious was this the end of the world?
– A woman in a facility for older people. Reminiscing, lonely.
My eyes are not what they used to be. I know, I know I am old. Even though everyday it comes as a surprise to me how badly the world is distorted by my inadequate vision.
How blurry the images have become. I wonder if I will be able to see clearly my final day. My judgement. I regret so many things which I have no more time to fix. The wrongs I cannot mend. Only my pillow knows my regrets. Only do rough linens touching my cheek and soaking up salty tears know.
Silent witnesses of my regrets.
– A killer while lying on operation table.
I look at the flickering white LED light above my head and imagine it’s heaven opening its arms to welcome and give me solace. I yearn for a holy piece that can be received only on the other side. And then I remember…
Up above, it is not a place for me, never will be, not anymore. I am a condemned man, a monster hiding in the shadows. And darkness will devour me. The road I travelled was paved with dirt and ugliness.
I will reap the malice I sow through my whole life. To seek salvation now is a true blasphemy. And yet in the face of Absolute, that is what I seek, what I yearn for.
Tell us about a favorite character from film, theater, or literature, with whom you’d like to have a heart-to-heart. What would you talk about?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us a CHARACTER.
I always wanted to have a heart to heart chat with Peter Parker, the amazing Spiderman. Why? Because I think that out of all superheroes his story is simply fascinating and shows the true spirit and strength of a human character.
Once Peter was an ordinary guy, nothing special or extraordinary happened in his everyday life. We can safely say that he was a clumsy, unpopular and socially awkward geek. Being suddenly bestowed with great power broke the dam of inhibitions in him and let the ugly side of his character surface. A tragedy had to occur, Peter had to lose a person who was especially dear to him – his uncle, to realise that with great power one has to accept an even greater responsibility. That nothing comes free of price. Strength is nothing if one knows not how to use it to the benefit of ordinary people.
After all there always comes the time when you have to pay the piper and it depends only on you how you can face the final judgement.