Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Lucy Decides to Die - III


She entered the air-conditioned mall to escape the mid-day heat. The glaring lights that were switched on even during the day fascinated her. She wandered through the alleys , often stopping at certain shops to stare. She carefully counted the money she had, and decided she could spend some. Finally, after three hours she bought high heels and new lingerie. She didn't want her corpse to be found in dirty underwear.
She was almost late. So instead of the bus, she took a cab. She had had no lunch, but now she didn't have the time. She reached the cathedral just in time. She walked in slowly and deliberately. The silent darkness of the cathedral on a weekday afternoon calmed her. She sat beneath a pair of cooing pigeons perched on the rafter.
She waited. Then , looking at Jesus on the Cross, she folded her hands and bowed her head in prayer.When she opened her eyes, he was sitting beside her.
"Did you get my message? ", she asked slowly.
"Yes."
"How did you know i would come?", he asked.
"I knew", she answered.

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