"sometimes i fear that you are nothing more than a reflection. no matter how deeply i can peer into your heart and soul, when i reach out for you a thousand ripples radiate extinguishing your image. when i try to comfort and encourage you my words and hands are blocked by cold and unresponsive surfaces. if i wasn't so afraid to lose sight of you i would smash all of the glass and stomp in every puddle all around the world, in hopes that all of the racket would force you out of hiding in plain view."
but the reflection did not respond. she sat and stared for a long time and then went to do her laundry.