The Greek version of the story has just been published in the 121 WORDS spring collection. I am happy for two reasons: (a) sadness scares me not, and I can now understand her; (b) I can share thoughts and stories with people who understand me.
The story: A large cloud unveils the emotion behind gossiping
The weather is changing. A dark cloud hides the sun within me. It has brought difficult thoughts and difficult feelings.
I’m standing by the window in my office. I look up, at the large grey cloud. I can discern two human figures, blurred, gossiping. About the neighbour not working; the girl not talking to her family – let them claim the opposite; the actor reported to have left his family. They know everything about everyone. It’s the knowledge of power which makes the colour of joy fade away.
I can see raindrops on the window, coming from the large cloud. It looks as if they’re trying to say something to me. That maybe, maybe we gossip to hide the sadness within us
– have a lovely weekend –
Photo: Camil Tulcan