Sunday, September 9, 2007

- Every gesture has a meaning. See how she covers her face with the cloth? She is mourning her misfortune.

- What happened to her?

- She was sold into slavery. Condemned to a life of drudgery and despair in a strange land far from home. See the chains? They represent the heavy bondage of her poor, trapped soul from which there is no escape, and so she weeps. She weeps for the lively, vivacious girl she once was, the lonely woman she has become... and most of all... she weeps for the love she'll never feel, for the love she'll never give.

[ the painted veil ]

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