24.2.09

Dialog

"Must you peer with such disdain?"

"Do you seek another analytical response?"

"No need, your glazed over eyes tell all."

"Turn the water faucet on; wash your hands, splash your face, refresh yourself."

“Yes, I need to make some noise in here.”

"Why do you torture yourself with un-ending paranoia?"

"No time to play twenty questions, there are other guests waiting."

"Still avoiding the obvious?"

 "The obvious?"

"It's staring you in the face."

"Why do they insist on jiggling the doorknob?"

"For the same reason you insist on attending gala events to cower in the powder room; they simply have the urge to go."

"Oh, you’re the funny one, aren’t you?

"This water is as cold as their stares." "Turn the hot water on."

"Always the realist, a simple solution for everything, is that it?"

"They're playing your song." "Just Breathe? My song?"

"I thought you put it all behind you."

"The only thing behind me are whispers."

"The most deafening whispers come from your own lips."

"I'm paralyzed; I can’t face that crowd."

"Only because you choose to be."

"Who would choose this for themselves?"

"Someone gripped by self-loathing."

"Self-loathing?"

"Merely casting a reflective observation."

"What do you know?"

"I know you."

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall?”

"Am I supposed to respond to that?"

"Don't you always."

"Isn't that why you're here?"

"I'm here because I long to see."

"See what?"

"See what you see."

"A beautiful person trapped in the past?"

"Beautiful?" 

"I'm nothing more than the mirror to the soul, reflecting what it is the eyes see beyond the haze."

"I've got to face it."

"You're face to face with it now, but you refuse to embrace it."

"What is there to embrace?"

"You're inner beauty."

"Inner beauty?"

"Remember the tapestry hanging above the fireplace in the dining-room?"

"Yes"

"What ties it all together are the intricate stitches hidden within the design; the naked eye fails to see the backbone behind the final rendering."

"Your point?"

"Don't focus on the needles that pricked the fabric, focus on the end result. That is where true beauty lies." 

"Such a philosopher when you want to be."

"The design does not choose the means by which it's formed, it yields to the designer."

"Talk about design, the detail framing this mirror is astounding."

"Yes, but the reflection is more astounding."

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

This was the result of a writing challenge.

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