As she walked the streets of Downtown her mind became cluttered with awful thoughts. Her whole world became dark from what seemed to happen from one second to the next. Her husband divorced her, her children were ashamed of her, and she lost her job. She couldn’t take anymore downfalls in her life so she became hopeless.
Spring came early so she decided to take a walk to clear her mind. She couldn’t figure out why the sudden change in her life. She had it all: the wealth, the love, the family, her dream job. But now it was all gone.
On her walk she decided to take a route she had never been on. She wanted to discover new places, meet new people, find new luck. It couldn’t hurt to try something new now since there was nothing left to lose.
She became tired so she stopped under a tree to rest. A sudden calm took over her whole body as she relaxed under the shade. Her state of mind became clear and she felt inner peace. All her troubles disappeared in an instance and her lips formed a smile. She was confused and afraid of what was causing her to feel so much joy.
That night she couldn’t stop thinking of what she had experienced. She desperately wanted to tell someone the discovery she made but everyone had kept their distance from her.
The next morning, she decided to take a walk again. This time she took a different route from the day before. She didn’t want to find that tree again in her path after the effect it had on her.
As she kept walking, she realized the tree was there once again at the end of the route. She was confused as to how this tree ended up appearing before her. She rubbed her eyes in disbelief and hoped it was just a dream. As much as she wanted to turn around and walk away something kept calling her to the tree.
She sat down and once again felt inner peace. Tears started rolling down her cheeks uncontrollably. It was tears of joy and sadness, so many emotions she couldn’t describe. Slowly, she started talking to the tree, confessing her darkest secrets and letting all her bottled feelings out.
As the sun was setting a wind blew her way. She saw an old man standing before her and held his hand out to her. Spontaneously she stood up and held his hand. This man looked at her in the eye and said, “My dear, I’ve seen your sorrow and felt your pain. No person shall ever fall into the darkness for we all deserve a shining light. Your chance to rise will come again so take good care of it.”
She fell on her knees and sobbed quietly.
As she looked up to thank the man for his kind words she realized he was gone. Not a trace of footsteps were seen anywhere for he had disappeared. She slowly rose and walked toward the tree. She knew her faith had changed all thanks to this wisdom tree.
I want to thank Priceless Joy for nominating me to participate in the Five Days Challenge. I was asked to post five photos, one per day for five days, and write five stories, one for each day. We are to nominate a person each day that we post. Today is day 5.
I want to thank Ruchi for nominating me to participate in the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge. The rules are to post 5 black and white photos for 5 days. We are to nominate a person each day that we post. Today is day 3.
I nominate, The Writer’s Village. I am asking you to join either of the challenges or if you’d like you can join both. The challenges are not mandatory and can be refused. Hope you accept to join the fun!