eclipse Posted April 16, 2018 Share Posted April 16, 2018 Nine year old Pablo was fixated by the drumming rain outside the attic window, he was autistic, a condition his mother struggled with, Pablo had hidden her anti-depressants behind the glass case of butterflies. The wind outside to seemed come and go like a rocking chair, Pablo had taught himself to play guitar, he heard music in the wind and the rain and could see musical notation in the clouds, but Pablo kept his music a secret. Pablo noticed his mother staring at the clouds, they contained fire when he saw them reflected in her eyes, he also observed the twitching of butterfly wings in the glass case. One summer evening Pablo's mother slipped inside the attic unnoticed, she was enchanted by her son's rain enraptured eyes and the music he was playing. The butterflies had vanished, Pablo had brought them back to life allowing them to leave through the window. The trees in Pablo's garden kept their leaves through autumn and winter. Between the borders of dreams and sleep Pablo heard notes no one else could hear as he dreamed about the confluence of two rivers of light where the wind's hands bled from collecting butterflies exhausted from attempting to reach the moon, the blood reacted to the light, Pablo could see himself emerging from the womb, butterflies connected like an umbilical cord, he could see the moon shaving off it's beard of fire in his mother's eyes, she purged her grief in it's flames as they fell, her husband died before Pablo was born. Five butterflies returned, they were pressed against the attic window, his mothers last vision of her husband was of of him clutching a music box, Pablo began to wonder if this was the source of his music. Pablo's father sang to him in a dream, the butterflies gathered to move and sway like a rope in search of a bell. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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