Over there, Where the Game Hurts
In Wonderland, not Alice's, but Mine... land of greatness and Jasmine. A child finds his toy injured, gravely injured. He cannot even play with it... it no longer brings him happiness...
The child leaves childhood behind. Launched like an explosive into the world of adults where games are dangerous.
He extends his hand, turns around to grab the scorched hand of his toy and the debris of his childhood.
Not far away, images of his friends, toys and games vanish.
Nothing... lying on the asphalt. The horror of a reality, his toy is torn apart...
Nothing is more concrete than the shoes he is wearing, his father's shoes, much too big for him, but, the only last sign of love...In the absurdity of a war where the adult game hurts...even the toys.
Souad Mardam BeyJanuary 2015