A Search Into The Elusive Garden
There was a garden where the most precious gift in the world was said to be hidden.
Wanderers from all over the world and all walks of life came to explore the garden.
The garden was filled with lots of spectacular yet elusive wonders.
Mesmerized by the wondrous gifts the garden had to offer, many wanderers were lost while the most precious gift remained hidden.
In that garden, the wanderers would meet the Thumb.
The Thumb gave them a sense of importance.
He could multiply so fast, one would start to believe the Thumb had the power to make anybody the center of the world.
But, when they reached out, the Thumb left them as quickly as it appeared, moving its attention elsewhere.
Further down the garden, the wanderers encountered The Smile.
The Smile gave them a sense of positivity.
The wanderers would start to believe the whole world favored them.
However, as they got closer...
... they saw The Smile was a facade of a less-friendly face.
The Smile was nothing but a mask; conveniently worn to hide its real feelings or the absence of any.
Deeper into the garden, the wanderer would find something even more tempting.
The Heart. Lots, and lots of perfectly shaped hearts.
The Heart gave them a warm sense of being loved.
It led the wanderers to believe the whole world was on their side.
But, when they tried to keep it...
... the Heart crumbled and vanished.
The Heart was nothing more than a shower of graphic tokens, easily given, easily forgotten.
Yet, somewhere in garden, a lucky wanderer might find something unusual that was often dismissed by others.
It didn't look precious at all. It didn't offer anybody anything and just kept quiet.
One curious wanderer tried to pull it.
Immediately, she was disconnected from the garden.
For a moment, everything seemed duller.
Slowly, she recognized something....
A face of a friend, of a child, of a family, of a loving pet.
People who had been waiting for her while she was busy gathering thumbs, smiles, and hearts.
If you also happened to be in that garden for too long and too far,
Be ready to give and receive the most precious gift.
True attention. Full and unbroken.
Author, Singer-songwriter www.deelestari.com Twitter/IG/Fanpage: @DeeLestari Images by @hezkykurniawan #StellerID #Creative