The ruffling sound.. as I turn around to figure out the source of noise, I lose myself..ONE glance, and I know I’m somewhere familiar..
The trees, some gigantic ones, lush green to deep olive in color look serene, but there is one particular tree that stands out. Decorated with red and pink colored leaves dancing precariously on the twigs and branches, it teases me to come forward. A slow step I take, not being sure about the ground underneath, and then my eyes are fixed to the floor. Could it be glass, I wonder. But no, it feels smooth as satin but goes a few centimeters deep each time I step on it. Not sand either.
I move forward and stare at the vividly colored tree. Looks like the leaves would fall down any minute..I stand there wondering, “Shall I pluck them or wait for fate to take its way?”. A few seconds pass by and I’m lost in its beauty..the tree signifies something. The pink leaves sparkle, the red leaves on the hand are smooth as glass, and give out an amazing reflection which no mirror would compete with. Looks like rubies..but are flexible like leaves!!..makes me wonder!!
The ruffle again..I turn back quickly. Maybe it was just the leaves, I assure myself..but I’m wary.. a little scared..NO ONE is supposed to be here..so where did the ruffling noise come from..sounded like footsteps..I try to shun the thought out..
Uh-oh, it becomes gloomy all of a sudden..I see a huge cloud..a big black one covering the place.. everything turns dark..and THEN, a few rain drops..slowly trickling down one after another…followed by winds.. powerful winds..
RAIN..I gasp, but, with happiness. Each drop that touches the ground turns into colored stones..running away..littering the place, making it sparkle..Gems? Diamonds? Pearls? What are they, I wonder..I try collecting them but they vanish..!!
The ruffling noise again..