Prophecy & Silhouette

She remembers sitting in the dark theatre. She was barely 13. Her eyes, wide open, watching every move, every little flicker, following vastly bouncing spot lights, chasing shadows and colourful luminaries…Listening intently to the characters’ dialogue, the fluctuation in sound, the reflecting emotionally charged monologues…and to all the…prophecies!

She remembers her older sister taking her to watch classical plays, and mythology ones. All full of dark tragedies. Her sister was part of the production team. She, on the other hand, was just a young girl, watching the play on stage. Babysat by quiet strangers sitting all around her…spectators whispering among themselves, unaware, they were her chaperones!

Her parents did not want her left alone in that big house of theirs! However, her sister had her own version of caring for her! Dragging her by her hand, to go watch tragic theatre!

She didn’t mind! Rather sat there mesmerized…Her young eyes, completely gripping the big stage…She was hardly breathing.

Macbeth. Hamlet. King Lear. Jason & Medea. Oedipus The King.

Deeply buried in her theatre memories, her sister’s voice interrupted

– Are you listening my dear little sister?!

– Yes.

– You have to do something with your gifts! You must use your passion for people and business! You ought to stop putting the lid tight on your life!

– ……

– Please tell me you will! What you have is extraordinary! You are hiding it all in that house of yours in the forest! Get out! Use your talents! Create something! Create warmth in people’s lives! They need you! I’m worried about you! This lifestyle you are currently living…does not…

– Does not what?

– Does not…suit you darling.

______________

That was her sister’s prophecy!

Use your gifts..or..

‘Your gifts. Your giftssss…’ Those two words, echoing and flickering with the lights on stage. That almost disturbing, hissing sound, of a word that was supposed to ignite the fire inside her!

The lights all suddenly dimmed around her now.

Backlight appears.

‘But I’m still…here!’

Are they still performing on stage?! Is she…still a spectator?! Or, has she become…the forgotten dark silhouette?!

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Photo by Christian Holzinger /unsplah

Author: Kat

I used to work as a graphic designer, until one day I was tragically and blissfully hit by two colliding meteors! One caused my falling in love with the world of coffee! And the other resulted in me falling out of love with the not so wonderful and nearly suffocating office culture! I left the glamour of the design world, and opened up my little café! Those were the best years of my life! I say ‘were’, because (wait! May be another time! But please do ask me if you ‘must’ know and can’t sleep tonight unless I tell you!) For the past three years, I have been living in a pyramid shape house in a middle of a green forest in the summer; a green forest buried underneath lots - I mean LOTS - of snow in the winter. I used to ‘think I still do ;)’ love the city! With its buzzing energy! I love to travel and seeing different food and coffee scenes...preferably alone! visiting ‘quirky and unusual’ places! I do not love visiting museums, hugely commercialized areas, malls and landmarks! I love old and full of heritage ‘anything’! I also love, to sit in a busy coffeeshop ‘reading quietly’ and not talking! Talking exhausts me most of the time! Watching the world unfold.. and thinking ...never does!

11 thoughts on “Prophecy & Silhouette”

  1. what i have is not mine
    so on you too i will shine
    given from above
    no power
    in your this hour
    to be a loving
    soul
    the arts inspire
    and so do you too
    with a word
    i know
    so fuck it
    and not
    fuck off
    love
    to be
    seen with
    you
    !!!

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  2. Perception can be a complicated matter.There are usually more than two sides, yet only one that matters.
    Fulfillment is still another. Only one owner for that answer.
    Is this a thing that would take all your living and yet never fill you? Or perhaps, would it obliterate the balance of peace in your life? It is a conundrum, this play we live out.
    Striking a healthy balance in our lives, requires measured steps.
    Conversely, sometimes just to make sure we are living, we have to JUMP into something because there is no other way to do it.

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    1. Life will get flipped upside down for sure Mark. From solitude and pretty much all work done solo, to not having a minute alone. The contrast between the two lives couldn’t be bigger. Peace will be sacrificed. Serving the community will be rewarding. They seem to crave something fresh and new.
      There will be no more art, and no more writing.

      Jumping is exactly what will have to happen! Just like you said Mark.
      I love how you brainstorm with me. Thank you.

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  3. I can’t help but worry about the older sister.

    Why do I feel she is the lost soul? She’s the one searching while the youngest can see where her world is heading. The youngest doesn’t mind the travel while the oldest is ready to get off at the next stop. I want to follow the older sister and see where her feet take her.

    Why is that?

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    1. I have no idea Bryan 🙃! Although I’m intrigued you are worried abt the older sister! Considering I’m a big fan of hers! She is in fact the one who travels the world lecturing about theatre related subjects! He job is incredibly exciting! To me at least! She thinks I’m ‘settling’ and that I’m getting used to living a not very exciting life! Which is true in a sense! My life is generally quiet unless I go chasing haunted houses in some city sometimes! Kidding.
      I’m the one who has noooo idea where my world is heading! (Are you purposely teasing me?! Hands down if you are. It worked). Pretty soon, I have to make my decision: do I stay or do I ‘jump’?!. Do I open my café again, or do I figure out a less busier path!

      Ask me questions abt the older sister! I’ll be happy to answer them! She’s honestly something!

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  4. She is wonderful. She listens. An absolutely amazing listener. She loves my old Café stories, and believes I can create something so needed nowadays! She believes I’m needed ‘outside’, and sometimes encourages with such passion in her voice! I then feel a bit taken aback! But I do smile while listening to her. She’s wise and smart and just amazing

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