And all that’s left is to accept that it’s over. My dreams ran like sand through the fists that I made…
I have never been so cold, not even when I came home and the train could not advance because of the snow. I had to endure the cold for over nine hours since I had left my warm room in the dorm. After some time, I couldn’t even feel my feet. It was as if they had been replaced by a couple of inert logs. There was no heat and no sound other than that of the train screeching as it advanced sluggishly.
Outside, there was only snow. Much too much snow. It had covered the whole world, making everything even. Pain, tears, joy, memories, there was no meaning left to them. Snow had covered it, thus rendering it insignificant. And there I was, hollow inside, stranded in the middle of that ocean of frozen water, drowning in the cold. All that snow was too heavy, I couldn’t bear it.
In a way, I am still there, out in the middle of nowhere, while snow falls down innocently and covers my screams, my tears, my pain, my courage. My limbs are gradually becoming inorganic, my whole body is steadily turning into an artificial, mineralized shell. Only my heart is stubborn enough to keep beating and bleeding. I know what it is trying to do. It wants to fight till the bitter end, to cling to that small and frail feeling of love that has been born and bear it and cherish it until the blood runs out and it can’t beat anymore.
Who am I to tell it to stop? It won’t listen to reason even if I tried. And maybe I don’t want to talk it out of it. Even though it hurts, even though all I can do is lie in bed and cry, maybe that’s all I want right now. I’m lying in the middle of that while field. Flowers of ice are growing all over me, covering me, silencing my pain. Nobody can hear me, nobody can come and pick me up. At the very least, I want my soul to freeze to death while loving the best way it can. There’s nothing else I can do. There’s just too much snow.
And though I can’t understand why this happened, I know that I will when I look back someday and see how you’ve brought beauty from ashes, and made me as gold purified through these flames.