Reality Calls

Anguished woman picture

She looked at him with confused eyes, as he denied the possibility of that which to her had been as real as the air she breathed. He smiled kindly, recognising the signs of madness, but hiding the dread in his heart, saying, “I know you think you saw a giant pink rabbit, but you must have imagined it, because giant pink rabbits simply do not exist.”

A tear formed in her eye, and the trust that had built gradually over years of marriage disappeared in an instant. She knew what she had seen, and that for some reason this man, her husband was trying to deceive her. He saw the tension in her face and reached out his hand to take hers, but she pulled back, piercing his heart.

Behind him the Easter parade continued, fading into in the distance.