When she was a child she had imagined a room full of innumerable mirrors, at all angles, of all shapes and sizes such that a single burst of light would make it sparkle and shine as brightly as a giant polished diamond.
And she would be inside too awed to speak, content to just bask in this sea of jewels, a queen in her own private fairyland.
The lights were dimmed now, pale blue and white.
She would dream of lands far away , smothered with clouds, pale blue and white, of sparkling fountains and snow capped peaks, of pale blue summers and white winters, of pale blue ribbons in white dresses.
Of a pale blue dawn seen through the whites of the mirrors, many mirrors, evoking a realm of possibilities, each mirror a vista silky white to the touch.
The lights that were falling were harsh and red, smouldering and fiery to the touch. the reflections were her own, many aspects, many faces, some whom she recognized, many whom she didn't.
Some enduring the harshness of the fiery light and getting lost in the darkness and shying away.
Some fighting the flames which would then glow orange and pink and illuminate a mirror, previously undiscovered, a face hidden in the shadows.
Broken shards from thunderbolts of light, broken dreams and broken personalities.
The room was dark and a single flicker of light would open a multitude of possibilities, a plethora of emotions.
But she knew that the sights would make her dizzy, so she stayed in the darkness.