The once was a little girl,
and she looked out a window.
She only got up to use the restroom,
and go to school.
When she returned, she'd resume her position at the window.
Whenever anyone ever came into her room, she'd quickly pull down the blinds.
People would tell her it's not healthy to be cooped up like that.
She was a quiet girl, shy, independent, and enjoyed being alone. With her window.
One day, her new step-mother asked her
"What is it, you find so interesting?"
At first, she didn't answer. And as her step-mother began to exit the room,
she spoke. Softly, calmly, and her voice seemed to sing and ring in the air
"I see tree's grow tall, but do not notice.
I see sky's change colors, but do not notice.
I see house's grow old, but do not notice."
Not understanding, her step-mother stared at the drawn blind in her step-daughters room.
The girl looked blank, with pale blue eyes and dull blond hair.
"Show me" said her step-mother. Suddenly, the girl's face twitched.
"No, I'm sorry." and excused herself to her bed. The step-mother left.
Curious, the next day, the step-mother said "May I look out your window?"
The girl didn't smile, she didn't frown, and she hardly breathed, "But there is nothing to see"
Growing more and more curious, the step-mother became aggravated. She said one last time
"May I please see what lies out your window?" The girl raised her head "I told you, there is nothing to see. Please do not
bother yourself with this window. It is nothing" The step-mother grew angry "Though you may stare at it day and night,
you tell me what you do not notice, you tell me there is nothing to see?" The girl looked sadder than usual
One night, when the girl was sleeping peacefully in her bed, the step-mother crept over to the window.
She was thrilled with adrenaline and for some reason was so anxious to take one, quick peek out the window.
She glanced, carefully, at the girl rested in her bed. The mother stepped forward and quietly drew up the blinds.
What the step-mother saw, startled her so. There was literally nothing.
Behind those blinds were no trees, not skies, no houses to look upon. I blank, pale wall staring at her.
The step-mother was shocked and scared. Right then, the little girl sat straight up in her bed
"I told you- there is nothing to see. And there never will be..."