The Cherry Tree
One afternoon, a close friend of mine came up to me excitedly:
"Julia, don't you know that there's a cherry tree in our school?"
"A cherry tree? Really? Where?"
Cherry trees were so scarce that I had only seen them in the film "Romantic Cherry".
"In Xi Garden. Hurry! Let's go and see it!"
I dropped my book and followed my friend out of the class
As soon as I stepped into Xi Garden, I began seeking the precious "pink" eagerly. And ho, there it was! In the distance,several pink "clouds" were floating above a small pavilion. That was it! My cherry tree!
We quickened our steps. Little by little, the gossamer like pink "clouds" grew bigger and bigger and at last seemed to occupy the blue sky when we were just standing under the cherry, on a small slope. Beneath my feet, the soil was covered by fallen petals. What a wonderful experience! Stretching my arms widely, I felt as if flying in the air weightlessly in the world of pink.
When a gentle breeze passed by, hundreds of petals parachuted down. They danced and whirled beautifully in the air and blurred my vision. The petals were so light that it took them some time to fall down onto the ground or into the pool.
The petals lying on the ground joined their brothers and sisters to extend a pink carpet while those floating on the water were setting out on a mysterious journey.
"I surely will be sorry when all of the petals have fallen down." My friend said woefully.
"No. Although they have left their home and have been separated from each other, they are still happy and composed and try to do their best where God place them." I said to myself,firmly and hopefully.