Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Dave was a glass-smith. With his talents he created kaleidoscopic glasses of prismatic distortion through which he could see good and evil as distinct entities - in a single subject! He could look at a person and see these opposites, hermetically distinct and conveniently capsulized for easy comparison. It was all in the eyes. The viewer peered through the lenses and into the eyes of the person. One eye held all the malevolence, contempt and hatred that a person had to offer. The other eye reflected the entire goodness in that person's soul. Jekyll and Hyde at a glance. The only trouble with the glasses was that one could never tell which eye was which.

Story #319

12 comments:

DLAK said...

The trick is, to close one eye.

Jamie Dawn said...

I don't know why, but this story made me think of the Bible scripture: If thy eye offendeth thee, pluck it out.

Just make sure it's the bad eye!

Doug said...

Thy right eye, JD.

The bigger problem is when you confront evil, you don't want to be wearing glasses at all.

Indeterminacy said...

Dlak: Like this ;-)

Jamie Dawn: That sounds very Old Testament to me, and painful.

Doug: Have the Bible in one hand and the Devil's Dictionary in the other.

Sparkling said...

As posted on my blog today... "Mommy, that Lady doesn't have two faces?"

Spooky comcidence?

Indeterminacy said...

Hi Sparklin: All in a day's work for Synchronicity. It just means we're both in tune with the cosmos.

ME Strauss said...

Now you see it. Now you don't.

lula said...

You have pretty eyes

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

best to wear sunglasses.

Indeterminacy said...

Liz: I'm going to learn braille.

Lula: Yes, and such variety, too! I remember a sarcastic insult I heard once: Your right eye must be a real sensation. Your left eye keeps looking at it.

Alice: *pictures Alice walking around Wonderland wearing sunglasses* *likes the picture*

Doug said...

Indie, that's actually a great description of me.

remo said...

It is really very tough to make difference from each other.But I think it just a lesson to learn everybody that, every one should be good.