Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tiger Tears

Portrait of tiger weeping
Inspired by a weird dream in which I saw a tiger bawling.

To answer the question of why he was crying, here's the dream's story :-)

Three friends - a tiger, a human and a donkey were crossing a desert. By the dress and looks of the human, the setting was probably somewhere in South Asia, maybe the Indian state of Rajasthan, which does have a tiger preserve, btw.

But back to our tale: At length, the donkey couldn't stand the rigors of the journey and died. The human and tiger were devastated, but as this was not the time or place to fully mourn their friend, they swallowed their tears and moved on. After a while, it looked like they weren't going to make it out of the desert alive either. So the man said to the tiger: "You know, we should have eaten dead donkey back there. Or maybe you should eat me now. One of us surviving this trip is better than all of us dying here, right?"

A shocked look appeared on the tiger's face. He said to his human friend: "I can't believe you just said that!" And all the dammed up sorrow that he held inside when donkey died came rushing out, and his face scrunched up and he started crying.

That's when I woke up.

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First piece in Wild Cat Portrait series. :-)