There are two black holes in the mind.
They are twins.
One is named Hope and the other is Despair. They created each other from a broken mirror and yet their parents are fear and desire. Hope and Despair used to play together when they were kids. Now they don’t see eye to eye.
Hope would always tried to console Despair and for a moment they’d laugh. Then as sure as day, something would happen to Hope and Despair would take control again. He always wanted control. He felt he knew better.
Throughout all of their history together, neither of them would reconcile. It became a perpetual power struggle. Hope would try to subdue Despair. Even if that meant lying about reality and pretending everything was great. Despair was always a realist. Some would even say he was a cynic as he would often point to evidence of what didn’t work. It was like he would just bring up past failures. This made Hope sad. All this was just negative experience belonging to the past.
To their very last days they fought each other without realizing who their parents were. Sure, they were siblings but that did not mean anything to either of them. After all, Hope and Despair were different. Surely, they weren’t related. Hope always thought she was better than Despair. Despair just thought his sister’s head was in the clouds.
One night, on their way home from a political rally they began to fight. Despair was driving as they swerved into on-coming traffic.
They both died instantly after a head on collision with Freedom.
Freedom is feeling well and resting as we speak.