Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The boy who didn’t like the sun

“I want rain” he said.
“Don’t you like the sun” asked his mother.
“No, I hate the sun, I prefer the rain!”
Every time the sun came up (that was almost everyday), they would argue on that infinite issue. The mother couldn’t help but worry about her son’s behaviour. Then the boy grew up and left the sunny country for the place of interminable rain. The more maturity he was getting, the more he wanted to escape from the yellow rays, mostly by leading a nocturnal life. The moon became his substitute friend in the absence of rain. Lying on his empty bed, he would listen to the rain drops falling on the window of his grey apartment. He loved the serenity in which the sweet water notes brought him.
Serenity was what he was longing for, and he strongly believed he could only achieve it through the rain. He didn’t know he was carrying serenity in himself, although he knew he was named after it. Until the day he met a synonym who taught him to love the sun. They were now ready to experience serenity and passion altogether and forever.

3 comments:

Erinc Salor said...

The boy used to sit on park benches and would watch the rain for longish periods, contemplating on the possibilities the falling raindrops might bring about...He would also ride his bike, not caring about getting wet, under the rain, in the very late hours of the night, through the empty streets of the grey Leuven. It was such a rainy night that the boy found the love of his life, talking, walking and drinking coffee, while watching the clearest of moons that set out after the rain. He still loves the rain and the serenity it brings, but he has met redness and sun and the other side of the good things in life, all thanks to the springest of all girls, who happens to carry the boy's name in front of her's. Now that they know, rain and sun brings about rainbows, which have in them all the colors possible...

maarten said...

mooi!

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