LIFE AS A GUEST...

 
 
The house was forgotten by its former owners
Nature witnessed everything
The days of glory
The days of ruin
 
When the people left
And after waiting patiently until the last human's vestige vanished
Nature decided to knock each and every crack of windows and walls
Then asked a strong wind to help her to make its seeds get spread in the soul of the house
 
Inside
The walls and the floor were completed eroded by the neglecting of time
The house was dark and cold
Depressed and old
 
But Nature had plans when sent the seeds inside the house
It has its ways to reinvent life where life is no more
Nature understanding the feelings of loneliness of the house
And that a house without a living being is a dead soul
Gave to the house another chance for breathing
 
The seeds got pregnant of little leaves and branches
Vegetation overflew every corner of the house
Climbing plants embraced the walls
Willing to heal the scars of forgetfullness
Suddenly, the perfume of life
Was all around
Sublime and inviting
 
The house became full of colors again
Flowers hanging on the ceiling
Looked like divine chandeliers
 
The rooms transfigured into gorgeous gardens
Little insets could not resist the temptation of visiting them
Through the little cracks of the windows
Butterflies and bees and caterpillars became frequent guests
Even birds by opening passages into the roof
Crafted tiny charming nests on top of lusterless
Pieces of furniture
 
Spiders engineered their webs
In front of broken mirrors
Creating extraordinary mosaics
Which could make humble the proudest of the artisans
 
Thanks to the visit of Mother Nature
The house now was the pure essence of life
It got back its playful spirit
And never again tasted
The bitterness of a lonely and empty existence.
 
-Simone-

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