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Re: [writers-664] The Wall

From: PROCONSUL Frank A. B.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:25 AM
And greetings yourself,
When the Woman I Love first read my stuff, she stated "He wrote like Kafka..." 
- - I'd say that applies to you as well [and not forgetting Lewis Carroll].  I enjoyed your foray into the "Altered State."   
 
Frank


-----Original Message-----
From: Ali Polatel <[address removed]>
To: writers-664 <[address removed]>
Sent: Tue, Oct 18,[masked]:29 am
Subject: [writers-664] The Wall

Greetings,

Here is my first contribution to the group.
It is also my first try in freely associating in a non-native language.
Please comment, criticize and share your related free associations.
They are of very great value to me.

The Wall
--------

The theory that my "other" personality might be an English speaker made
me give this a try. As I took another sip from my tea, this room felt a
bit different. Different in such a way that is enabling me to let my
subconsciousness take over.

Staring at the wall against me, I realized how it started to turn into a
door. A door, made of small curved mirrors... All the paintings on the
wall faded away slowly. There I was, left alone with a door to enter.
Was this a question of bravery? I was astonished to dream where the door
might lead me to. "Temptation, temptation..." So I heard the voices
sing. I must admit, I felt kind of scared. Like a baby felt giving birth
to her first mother. Feeling I might change my mind, I quickly grabbed
my book and opened the door. I was expecting a forest, green and huge.
Quite the contrary, the door led me to another room with mirrors on all
of its walls, ceiling and base. I could see the reflection of everything
but myself. The door was no longer there and my book looked a lot
different to me. What was I about to do here? What exactly did I leave
behind? The lack of which made me smile like a mother smiled giving
birth to her own mother...

Leaving my book in a corner of the room, I started observing the
mirrors. Why was my reflection not there? In a room like that, how could
I figure out the difference this journey might have caused? After a
couple of minutes, I was shocked when I started to wonder why I couldn't
see the reflections of the things that "touch" me, unlike all the other
things in the room. My clothes, my shoes, my earring... All became
visible as I took them off. "The book!", I said, "where is it?" turning
to the corner where I left it. Its reflection was there though. Looking
at me and smiling like my mother smiled, giving birth to my
grandmother...

Somehow, I knew the cure was in this room but where? The endlessness,
which the mirrors have formed, gave me an idea. Why was I thinking that
the other side of the mirror was inaccessible to me? "Temptation,
temptation..." So I heard the voices sing. I must admit, I felt kind of
scared. Like a warrior felt, being slain by his new-born baby... Feeling
I might have found the cure, I took a step into the mirror. There I saw
my "other" self sitting in that room, looking at the wall, writing a
truly weird story... I can't say he was astonished though, seeing me
standing against him, naked.


		-alip




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