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crystal ball

Aug 4th, 2013
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  1. my heart felt heavy as I leaned in and gazed at her crystal ball.
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  3. her hands moved slowly around it and she chanted.
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  5. the noises of the carnival and all the people in it surrounded the tent like a blanket.
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  7. I was afraid of what I would see in it, what she would see.
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  9. the torch light highlighted her moving hands strangely, and the rings on her fingers each took different rhythms in catching the light and sparkling.
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  11. she had her eyes closed now and I looked at her face and saw the way that the experiences of her life had painted upon it. I felt sadness for all the pain she had surely been through. her face looked so tired. but it was also beautiful. she must have been in her 50s.
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  13. her eyes opened, and the sharp contrast of her whites against her irises pierced the space between us.
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  15. she looked straight at me without looking back at the crystal ball. goosebumps ran down me. her eyes broke first, but then her lips into a smile, and she laughed. and I laughed too. and deep within the crystal ball, a man was also laughing.
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