Christos Chrissopoulos in translation: Cobalt Blue


First things first
There’s a sweet satisfaction in grief. A guilty pleasure that defies pain. There is a feeling of lust in great misfortune. Something dampens the realization of absence resulting from death. You see, when death comes without warning, reality resists logic, and looks artificial and somewhat fake. Death is a word for the living. A name for what is irrevocably lifeless.
At first, one feels kind of numb, because all there is, is death. Only later, when those that can be saved are spared, and those that have no life inside them are gone for good, only then, creeping from underneath the silence that covers the disturbed ground like a blanket, rises suspicion, and threat makes its first mark. Revenge is another terrorist act.

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