Many people wasting time in the garden. They jogging in the morning, reads book, listen to the music, and tell to another or wasting time. The boy is walking with his father. He shouts:
“Dad, look!!! The tree is so big…” He beat stem of tree. “…and so strong.”
“If you grow up later, you must be a strong man like this big tree.”
“I will, Dad.”
A boy and his father pass from there.
The big tree is smiling.
“My friends, you just heard what his say. I am strong and so big. Hahahahaha…”
It proud of itself.
“Yes, you are amazing!” Flowers and grass shout up in the same time.
Near from the big tree, there are four girls who approach flowers.
“I like this flower because roses are very fragrant. They have many variant…red roses, white roses, pink roses, yellow roses, blue roses…hmmm…” The girl who uses white dress said.
“I like Lily, especially white Lily. It’s symbol of faithful.” The girl who has longhair suck up the flower.
“I like lavender because it makes me relax and calm.” The girl who uses pink hat closes her eyes and smiling.
“Hmm…I like tulip. I always come to Amsterdam to see Keukenhoff every April or May. Wow, it is great exhibition.” Another girl said. Then they passed.
Flowers are screaming. They singing, dancing, and almost be crazy.
“Do you hear that? Girls are praise me. They like us. Oh, it is very pleasant.” Flowers are cheerful.
“We are happy to hear that aren’t we?” The big tree asks agreement from grass.
“Of course, congratulations flowers.” The grass gives sad smile.
“But why you look so sad?” Ask flowers.
“I just disappointed because no one like me. I feel nothing. My color is yellow. I’m not fresh grass.” The grass sighs.
But the big tree and flowers too happy and busy with their dream. So, they can’t hear grass voice.
Season after season, the big tree look so arrogant and flowers look so egoist. The grass feels more and more sad. The garden also quiet.
The wind comes and feels that it happen changes in the garden. So, the wind asked grass.
“What happen, grass?”
“I don’t know, wind. I can’t say anything.”
The wind is starting to watch out. The big tree always feels biggest and strongest. So, the big tree forgets that the biggest and strongest must be savior for the little and the weakness. The flower feels they are most beautiful and forget that beautiful is gift from God. So, they don’t be egoist and nothing reason to be individualism or not care with other. The wind tries to make them aware, but it’s useless.
“Grass, I can’t do more. They are being deaf and dumb.”
“Wind, why God do it? Why He doesn’t make me bigger and stronger like the big tree or more beautiful like flowers? Why He make me weakness and no body want to touch me? I don’t have meaning for the world. I’m nothing.” The grass crying.
“Don’t sigh. Everything that He made, certainly meaningful. Don’t worry, He make poor and rich. He makes more down and make higher also. (1 Sam 2:7)”
The grass so confuse. It’s not fair. It loses the faith and always sighs. The grass feels poor and less capability until it aware that God has secret way. So, he gives up and patients while it always pray to the Lord.
Someday, storm come and destroyed garden. The big tree fall and flowers damage. Now, the Garden isn’t beautiful. Time passed away, weather is warm and friendly. It can see in the garden just green grass field.
Finally, only the grass that can survives. It makes grass aware. God choose this way to makes grass be strongest and most beautiful in the garden. Now, it can be the most interesting in the garden. One and only.
(written : Oct 31th 2008)