Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Dandelion

This is a story that I've wrote a while back. I entered a contest and submitted it and didn't keep a copy for myself.. So I figured I'd just post it here to keep it as a remembrance.

Once upon a time, there was a dandelion. She was the happiest dandelion of all because she was very contented with what she had. She lived in the middle of a meadow which extended as far as the horizon went. That was her whole world. She had never been out of the meadow thus she had no idea what was out there. But it didn't matter. She didn't have the slight bit of interest to know anyway.

Every morning she woke up refreshed by the morning dew hanging on her florets. By day she watched the clouds passing by and observed how they transformed into all kinds of shapes. She counted the sheep that came feasting on the grass and be amused as the Australian Shepherd rushed the sheep to go home. By night she gazed at the stars and wondered if the stars were gazing at her as well. And before she went to sleep she smiled to herself and said, "This is how life should be."

One day, there came a little boy. The moment the dandelion set her eyes upon him, she knew immediately she had fallen in love. He was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen. When he laughed she felt that she could listen to this sweet sound for the rest of her life. When he smiled she wished that the time would freeze and she could look at this face forever. The little boy came to the meadow every day. And every day, the dandelion hoped to catch his attention. But there was no way that little boy could notice a four-inch high dandelion. She watched him teased one of the sheep and played with the Australian Shepherd. She watched him ran around the meadow all day without any particular purpose then laughed as he gasped for breath. When night fell, she looked forward to seeing him the next day. And she thought, "This is how life should be."

Then one day, the little boy finally saw the dandelion. He bent over and examined her curiously. The dandelion thought her dream was, after all, becoming true. She felt a sharp pain and before she knew it, she was very far from the ground, held gently in the boy's hands. Her realization crept in - he plucked her from her stem! The little boy was smiling at her. A gush of wind brushed past her and suddenly, her seed parachutes went flying away. The little boy threw what was left of her on the ground and ran excitedly around the seed parachutes. The dandelion landed with a soft thud inaudible to the little boy's ears. She watched helplessly as he ran further and further away. She knew her life was coming to an end. She said to herself, "This is how life should be." She never regret loving that boy. That moment, that brief moment when he held her in his hands - that was the moment she would always remember.

8 comments:

~jeet~ said...

hey..i noticed the place on the banner...

you have a knack at writing, the story though poignant, carries a deep meaning, sometime things that we hoped for may destroy us..good one ;)

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

Thanks :) I like how different people interpret this story differently :)

tienunscripted said...

Its nice to re-read this story again :) You forgot to mention, you won that contest too...! 1st runner up right?

getyourselfconnected said...

Very pretty story.

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

Tien, yeah I think it's 1st or 2nd runner up :) Forgot which.

getyourselfconnected (lolz), thanks for the compliment :)

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

I didn't make comment earlier on coz read these before but just know u won prize?? - this proved Malaysia got talent in shin loo & congrats

confessions of a medical student said...

nicely wrote... there was a little dark side of the story, how the dandelion was hoping to be pluck, how the boy played and killed that flower,... yet, you bring it to such a beautiful ending,... at the few last moments, although short, is the happiest of all! it's better to have loved and die, than not to have loved at all...

p/s: congratulations! ^^

-that is how life should be~!

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

Robinson, thanks :)

Shinyin, once again, I really like how different people interpret this story differently. Good to know you like it :)