December 4, 2015

“In our safe little house, we sat together smiling. No one felt sad. We avoided the windows because we did not like seeing out. Seeing out did not make us happy. Seeing out made us the opposite of happy, which was sad. We liked being happy and so we did not look. We smiled until our mouths hurt. We smiled even when our mouths hurt. We smiled while looking at one another. We smiled while our cheeks shook. Sometimes we thought we could not possibly smile anymore and then we did smile more. We smiled until we felt numb and then our smiles grew wider. It was so easy to smile when within the house. We had everything to smile about, as long as we did not look out the window.”

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