Rewrote The Iliad

She looked at me. Her lifeless face looked feeble, reminding me of a weeping branch, thrashing in the fall wind.

I asked her: Where is your soul?!

She pointed at a departing ship.

I tried running to the edge of the port waving my arms and yelling, but no one noticed me.

I remember this woman! I remember her smile! I remember…the tenderness when she quietly cupped my face on that warm spring day, then magically pulled a bluish butterfly from behind my ear, gently ushering me to hold it! Was that last year?! Was that 5 years ago?!

I screamed ‘Don’t take away her soul! She’s going to die!!’ But my screams, were lost among the screeching noise of so many seagulls…feasting on her weathered soul..laying bare on the exposed deck.

So I called on Hector with my burning eyes, and my angry fist raised then opened up, and I heard Menelaus’ footsteps behind me. And the three of us, rewrote..the Iliad.

  • inspired by a mythology book series I designed a million years ago. I stumbled upon it this evening and the memories of what feels like a past life, and s design life…all came rushing back.
  • 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!

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