remaining on the walls of the orphaned palace of your childhood fancy are many forgotten faces. one is young. it is of a pretty little girl with a pink nose. her eyes pink also, from tears. she was your best friend, the princess of the palace of your childhood. another face is grey and old. it is a woman of a certain age. she is bitter. her mouth is curved down at the sides. her jewelry, which once glimmered, is getting dusty and ugly as time goes by. if only she could remember the little girl waiting there with her.