People say “When you wish upon a star”
“All your wishes will come true.”
Every day, she prays to the last star of the night
For just one hope that she could see the clear blue sky.
This whole time, it has been so grim…
Even the mighty sun could not crack the cloud.
She misses the light, the warmth and the breeze
Of the sun, the air and the wind.
But one day, they were all gone…
Left her alone in the dark, the cold and the dust.
Time flies, but her hope still lies
Flickering like a dimming candle light.
She afraids that it would die one day.
Or even worse, it would remain as “hope” forever…
Just like the star, fading day by day…
Then that night comes as she looks up on the sky
Her only star is gone, swallowed by the void.
Staring into nothingness, her mind becomes blank
And she falls, with her hope hanging down from life…
“Hello miss, who are you?”
“Where do you from, and why are you here?”
She looks up, only to see a little boy
Wearing white clothes, and a skeleton mask
“I don’t know.” She replied. “I think I fell down…”
“From my hope, and my dreadful sky.”
“Is that so?” The boy tilled his head.
“Is that why your balloon is hanging up side down?”
“My balloon?” She questioned. “But I don’t have any.”
“Yes you do.” Then he pointed behind her.
She turns around, only to see a red thread
Floating in the air, with its end ties up into a balloon shape itself.
“Oh no! It is broken.” The boy exclaimed.
She just sits there, letting the emptiness fill her soul.
“But it’s okay. I can give you mine.”
“So you could get back up to your sky again.”
The boy holds out a red balloon, then gives it to her
She mindlessly looks up, facing the little boy.
He is smilling at her, even through the skeleton mask
And his balloon is filled with warmth light as the sun.
“But don’t you need it?” She asked.
“I’ve already made it through.” He replied.
“I knew that I could, so I tried my best.”
“And now I am fine, healthy and all.”
“No longer need to stay in the place in white anymore.”
She stares at the boy, and then the balloon
Slowly, she extends her hand…
Taking the balloon, she holds it close to her heart…
_ _ _ _ _
Lift yourself up, or hang your hope down
Life is not fair, but give it a chance.
Even when it only offers the tiniest things
Treasure them, as if they are the very last…
Inspired by an artwork from Nano Mortis.
[ Cover imagine belongs to the rightful artist. ]