Thursday, 10 September 2015

Garden Of Happiness

In the small city of Zevato, every year a competition was held, where citizens showcased the grandeur of their gardens. On that day, the mayor of the city along with other delegates used to visit every citizen’s garden and then at the end of the day declared the winner.

In the same city lived a poor couple with two kids. Though they were poor, but their hearts were rich with love, care and compassion. Their house was at the end of the city and all the poor people lived there. Rich people hardly wandered there.

On the day of the competition of “Best Garden”, the town was decorated very beautifully; everyone was in a jolly good mood. The mayor of the city and other delegates came in a car and started touring the city’s houses to see the gardens. As their caravan was moving ahead, suddenly the driver lost control over the car and surged in another direction. He tried to steer the car to avoid colliding with the rocks and made a jerky halt. As the car stopped everyone had a sigh of relief.

When the mayor and other delegates looked around they saw unfamiliar territory, they had never been to this side of the city. The houses were dilapidated. But contrary to the appearance of the houses, gardens in front of them were very beautiful. They had so many lovely flowers in every colour, different climbers were all around the garden, the leaves were fresh and green and reflected the glowing sun. The spectators were mesmerised. The mayor wondered how he could never ever come to this part of the city!

On hearing the commotion poor people came out of their houses and astonished to see such rich and important people in their yard. The mayor and other delegates were busy looking at the wonderful gardens. They unanimously decided that the gardens of these people were the best and declared them winners! The mayor apologised to the poor people and promised to make things better for them. The poor people were very happy and thanked the mayor.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Suspended In Space

There were three dandelion flowers tucked far away in the corner of a corn field. The farmer loved the corns but never ever cared or even looked at the dandelions and considered them as weeds. This made dandelions very sad. But they still had hope and thought that one day someone would definitely care for them.

It was a bright sunshine morning and dandelions were in full bloom, they looked like three little suns in the vast green. As the wind swayed the dandelions too swayed along. Their happiness was unsurpassable. Days just went by and the ripples of time showed on dandelions too. 

Their yellow faces were slowly withering and turning white and frail. They had started to look like moon. The moon in the dark sky looked from above and wondered what those tiny things that looked like him were? He sent an angel at night to enquire. On seeing the angel dandelions were very excited. They told their story to the angel, also told him that soon their seed heads would fly away to distant shores, but till now they did not find anyone who cared about them except for the moon, who was inquisitive.

The angel went back to the moon and told him everything. Moon had sympathy for the dandelions. He asked the angel that when seed heads would blow, he should gather them and spread them in the space.

The winds were changing and so were the dandelions. All three bid adieu to and as the wind blew their seed heads blew with them. The angel caught all the seed heads and sprinkled them in the space. The seed heads sparkled with joy and became shiny dots in the dark space.

Those little dots are now what we call “The Stars”.