From topic #63 You’ve got a magic tree: what does it grow?
If I could make Sarawak laksa grow on the tree outside my window now I would. The heavenly taste of curry that excites millions of taste buds as it lingers in your mouth with the spicy aftertaste nobody could resist.
Occasionally it maybe grow some kuey teow, pisang goreng, curry puffs, lekor, satay, rendang….. *drools*
…if I had a magic tree, it would be in plain sight.
It would be moderately tall with a gigantic bark, its branches fork out from the trunk like millions of fingers. The leaves being as beautiful despite the season; lustrous green during spring, shiny orange-gold during autumn and as the leaves fall after, it reveals many small boxes.
The boxes are generally small. It would be well camouflaged, hiding between branches fork that only the person who take a second look of appreciation on the tree would be able to see. It would be of different shape and sizes, each holding a unique surprise.
As a person opens the box, it would give him (or her) the one thing he (or she) would need most. For some, the box may reveal an opportunity. An opportunity to be a better person; to be more courageous, to be more forgiving, to be more understanding, to be more loving. ♥
For students, the ability to suppress temptations. For adults, an opportunity to find a better job prospect for a more secure financial future, or for a loving family. For elderly people, the simple appreciation from the younger generation.
The box could also hold a small packet of glitter. Sprinkle a little on yourself and you could see what another person is thinking for the rest of the day. It would come out as thought bubbles just like in the cartoon. You wouldn’t be surprise if the thought bubbles never match the speech bubbles: 口是心非 😀
On second thought, a tree that grows Sarawak laksa, now that’s magic.