MIRROR

Rose grew up with a huge, kind heart, but there were many scars and cuts on her body. She often told herself that her children would have a happy childhood and she only needed to become an adult as soon as possible. There were no mirrors in her room. She avoided and hated her reflection. Her father told her that such fat and scary people like she was should be drowned in the river.

When she went to bed, she put on a lot of underwear and pants to delay the seconds of abuse, of her own father. She felt guilty and thought that she was a monster and deserved to be treated like this.

Waking up early in the morning Rose used to lie in the bed for hours because she was afraid to move and wake her sister up.

She knew every crack and dot in the ceiling.Her sister could beat  her without any fault. The fear of being in Rose's place prevailed in her, and she chose to be strong and cruel, like their father was. Even a child can step on the dark side if he constantly lives  in darkness, without knowing kindness. 

And only a few manage to keep the Light inside themselves.

This is a true story, just a grain of sand in the vast desert of similar lives.

Every year, millions of children suffer from emotional, physical and sexual violence in the world. If you respond to violence with violence, it only increases. Hate will not drive away hate — only love can do that. The darkness will not drive away the darkness — only the light can do it. Even when it seems that there is no light, it is always there. Because we create the Light within ourselves.