“Between the Black and the White” explores completely different moods and emotions in every day life. It’s organized into completely different keys that set the tone for every particular piece. It tries to seize the microscopic tales of life and zoom in to look at each element.
3 am, a cold winter evening.
She is sitting on a bench beside Lake Lagunita, on the mercy of the wantoning wind stealing the lingering heat on her face. The moonlight is gently gliding throughout the bottom, gravity dragging me down. A blanket of darkness weighs down on her. She can not carry it nor lay it down.
She lives within the second, but these moments are too brief of their divisions, always slipping into her previous and her future. A wishful thought drifts into her thoughts — a wisp of malachite-like mild that meticulously sparkles wit from above penetrating her— and fades earlier than she catches it. She seems as much as monitor the path of stars.
Her grandma as soon as instructed her that each star carries a want for anyone. Oh, the sky is filled with stars tonight. What number of needs are there on the planet ready to be fulfilled? Greediness of human nature. One, two, three … fourteen … She scrutinizes every star till her imaginative and prescient turns into blurred. Shining softly, the celebs slowly sneak throughout within the pale-gray sky looking for their locations. Tears are swirling in her eyes, and for some time, she looks like crying — crying for a mix of feelings which can be too tender to let go of, but too unstable to maintain. Perhaps she seems too arduous for her star, or stars. What number of needs could she want for?
What about that chunk of darkness, unoccupied by ripples of stars? She wonders what the celebs are doing when they don’t seem to be shining. Typically stars die earlier than you’ve got the prospect to intently admire them, and that’s maybe what makes them memorable.
A curious sense vibrates her fingertip. A way of pleasure, anxiousness, hope for the long run — for tomorrow, subsequent month or subsequent yr.
But why ought to one take into consideration the long run when the current is simply too glamorous to be true?
What’s up? A voice echoes in her thoughts.
She doesn’t know. She doesn’t know what she doesn’t know, and it could be rash to conclude that she needs to know what she doesn’t know. The world may be extra steady slightly than discrete, with out boundary, doctrine and dictionary definitions however full of colours, shapes, sounds and momentum.
One has each proper to really feel the twisted horror, the anxiousness, the failure, the frustration, the darkish, in addition to the sunshine of hope, contentment and delight.
Is it an excessive amount of to ask for us to be honest and trustworthy about our weaknesses in dealing with the unknown and the flux of emotions?
Waves of fuss surge upon her chest, fermenting an empty seed. Flashbacks from her childhood flood her thoughts, chopping down time. These moments when she performed hide-and-seek together with her teddy bears, collected the mid-autumn yellow leaves, chased after the colourful bubbles; these moments when she anticipated her mother and father coming residence for dinner throughout the weekdays, spent the evening excited for a faculty subject journey or anxious about a tutorial award ceremony the subsequent day; and that one second, the very best trip she had together with her household within the Maldives a very long time in the past.
It was in early autumn, when she discovered herself boarded the airplane for the primary time and landed on an island within the Indian Ocean. Frost, echoes of the rain on the roof of her clear umbrella, these passionate but tender caresses virtually like time itself ticking by. Carefree and light-hearted, there she was, hopping on the seashore, catching crabs barehanded, constructing the tallest sandcastles and watching them being crushed by the monstrous waves. That point she went snorkeling within the sea: she remembered being frightened to loss of life, squeezing her mother and father’ fingers tight and firmly clutching onto their shoulders, making them promise to not withdraw their fingers from her it doesn’t matter what. Would Time permit her to maintain this promise?
Feeling her eyes moist, she blinks, dissolving and sealing up all of the black-and-whites.