I’m not sure what I was thinking, as if what’s been static for thirty-eight years would change in the blink of an eye. No, thinking like that is what people keep to themselves, yet, I continuously slip open the side of the drapes, crinkle over the edge of the blinds, and peek, out into the world beyond these walls, where, lo and behold, the same image that’s been etched into these eyes for my entire life, was still as it had always been.
Then I closed my eyes, pondering deep within. Here, I traveled to some other realm, a place where nothing seemed or felt the same. The beauty was outrageous, the air so pure and fresh. My eyes were then reawakened by the unfamiliar smile spawned upon my face.
Quickly I went to the window, pushed the drapes slightly to the side, crinkled over the edge of blind and peered outside. It was here, at this time, that I realized, for the first time in my life, everything, everything I’d ever known, had changed, and the pinch felt as real as it ever had.