Welcome to Day 23 of the Third Annual A to Z Challenge!
My theme – my 26 fiction posts will revolve around something musical – it could be anything, as long as it's musically-related… maybe a song title, an artist/band, musical terminology, musical instruments, words relating to sound/rhythm/movement/dance etc.
MUSICAL ASSOCIATION/CONNECTION. WINDCHIMES – they are chimes constructed from suspended tubes, rods, bells or other objects and are often made of metal or wood; they are usually hung outside of a building or residence, as a visual/aural garden ornament, and are to be played by the wind.
There are many things flashing before my eyes.
Images… shapes… colours… glass… green… blue… rain…
But I’m not dead.
Far from it.
Maybe I’m drunk. Everything whirling round and round. One crazy merry-go-round. My eyes focus on the changing colours above me.
I remember the day this contraption was brought home. Five years ago.
So strange, that I should recall that day, lying here on the cold, hard verandah floor at this particular moment.
The sweet tinkling sound with the multi-coloured glass pieces ranging from light-green… to emerald… shades of blue… to a darker shade of green… greenish-blueish bits going round and round… the memories joining in this merry-go-round…
Like the tubular kaleidoscope we played with as kids… we would look through it and rotate the tube… different colours and patterns would form with the coloured glass bits and mirrors on the inside… gosh that was aeons ago… long before the windchimes… seems like the other day… round and round… blue… green… glass bits… rain…
We looked forward to rainy days… that was the perfect kaleidoscope weather… mum would bake the cupcakes… and we’d all have hot chocolate… makes me think… when last have I seen a kaleidoscope…
The tinkling sound created from a light breeze that blows… breaks my reverie.
The realisation hits me… with a jolt!
I hate the windchimes.
After they came, nothing was the same anymore.
The rainy days still continued… but the kaleidoscopes disappeared together with the cupcakes and hot chocolate…
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