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A Paradise Somewhere

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I went for a walk one afternoon and I got lost. I have always been poor at directions and I couldn't distinguish the South from North, nor the East and West. And while trying to find my way back, I stumbled upon a beautiful place somewhere. There was a flower bed of different colors just before the entrance and I couldn't keep myself from admiring them.


Mesmerized, I wandered around the gate for a bit trying to decide whether I'd trespass or not. "Is it even considered trespassing? There's no sign that said 'No Entry' so perhaps, it's open to anybody..." I thought as I paced back and forth by the entrance.

Trees, bonsais, flowers, a kiosk... I couldn't keep myself out anymore and went in following the cement-patched walkway. I was in awe of the sights before me. "Oh my gosh! This place is beautiful!" my mind screamed as my eyes excitingly feasted upon the fascinating landscapes.

I gasped muttering "Wow!" Who would have thought such a place like this existed here!


I paced slowly as I breathed, taking in the freshness of the surroundings. I wanted to fill my lungs with the wonderful smell of the trees and plants around. I felt zen so I closed my eyes for a while savoring the tranquility of the space.

Moving on, I came across what seems to be a well. "And this is heaven..." I murmured admiring everything out there.


"It's good getting lost here..." I couldn't stop mumbling. Well, I can't blame myself though. This place is absolutely gorgeous! And even when lost, one can still get fascinated by the sights. "I could stay here forever!" my thoughts exclaimed too.

Walking a little farther, I heard some faint murmurs ahead of me. I tiptoed slowly, not wanting to catch anyone's attention. I peeked through the little tree and saw a couple by the doorstep of a beautiful tiny house.

"Hello there, come over here. Who might be that you are looking for?" I heard the man say that made me wonder who he was talking to. "The girl in white, I was talking to you..." he seemed to have heard my thoughts. "I can see you from here, you know..." he said laughing a bit.

I felt my heartbeat race.

"Come here, don't worry, we don't bite," the woman spoke gently and smiled beautifully. I was embarrassed so I slowly came out of hiding and walked toward them. "I... I got lost and sorry I entered your property," I reasoned out nervously.

"Haha, you are not alone, many have been lost out there and found their way up here. We are always happy to welcome anyone around." said the man.

"Come, let's go to the garden, it's time for coffee anyway," the woman was really soft-spoken.


I sensed they were a sweet couple so I didn't refuse the invitation. They led me to their beautiful garden filled with Monsteras, Orchids, and many more plants that I didn't know of.

It was so welcoming it felt a little bit of home, although I must admit, it's a lot more beautiful here.


Aunt Hilda said she had been here since she was a little girl. The place was her parents and it was where she met Uncle Larry, her husband.

They had it that one afternoon, 25 years ago, Uncle Larry was on a job assignment to document the place when he got lost on his way and the rest is history.

"Oh, seriously?" my eyes grew big, surprised.

"Yes. It may sound funny or absurd, but it's true." Uncle Larry laughed happily. "Getting lost can be a good omen," he continued, still laughing.

"Was it fate?" I wondered as I enjoyed the tasty coffee that Aunt Hilda has served that afternoon. We then chit-chatted about many other things.

"Aunt Hilda, if you wouldn't mind, who did the landscaping here? Or is it always been like this ever since?" I couldn't help myself so I asked.

"Oh, it was done by our son, Gabriel. Obviously, he loves nature and so do we," the woman replied with a hint of pride, not on her voice but on how her eyes sparkled.

"I just remembered, he will be arriving today from the town center, he might be on his way up here already." she continued glancing at her wristwatch.

*"Wow, he's done a great job." I replied. Everything around seemed to be in its perfect place. And the zen that one gets here is just so incomparable.

"I think I'm gonna go now, it's almost evening and my parents might be looking out for me," I said after many moments have passed and sincerely thanked them for their kind hospitality. My phone was out of battery and I could not inform anyone home of my whereabouts.

"Maybe you can wait for a little while and Gab will drive you home," Aunt Hilda interrupted my thoughts. "You got lost remember? Are you sure you would know how to find your way home?" She went on further.

She was right, I wasn't confident I'd be able to find my way around the area. As I was contemplating on how to go about it, a car arrived and stopped at the parkway. A guy came out and walked straight to where we were. Smiling, he looked at me for a while then hugged the couple saying, "Hello, Ma, Pa"

"Oh, meet our visitor. Her name's Jen," Aunt Hilda was smiling as she introduced her. "This is Gab, our son," she went on. Gab extended his hand, "Pleasure to meet you, Jen" his voice was so gentle and his eyes were all smiles too.

"And you are going to drive her home soon. So get to know each other for a little while so you won't feel awkward along the way," his mom smiled teasingly.

"Okay Doki, Mommy! You are the boss!" he said saluting and teasing his mom back which made us all laugh.

I knew right there and then that I'm going to like this family. And I wouldn't mind getting lost once again if I am to land in this beautiful sanctuary.

Hola Read Champs! Doing great? I hope.

My internet is pretty bad it's taking me ages to load pages, lol! Anyway, the above is just a wee fiction that I have originally published HERE.

Thank you for getting this far and my apologies in advance if I won't be able to visit you tonight. Will keep trying to get through each of your pages though until I get sleepy, lol!

All texts & wordings including photos are mine. Copyright 2022 @FarmGirl

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You are indeed a farm Girl an articulate one who knows what she is doing and what she wants. The flowers, gardening and photo selections are amazing and accurate with what you used to write about... That amazing... 👌

I have come to know that you will be limited when you think your fatherland has it all but not until you go elsewhere to discover that there is still more to know and accomplished beyond what you used to know...

Happy weekend to you.

Peace

OkanlaDavid

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3 days ago

Did Gab and Jen end up together? Haha maganda din pala maligaw minsan, wag lng maligaw sa malinh tao😂

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4 days ago

Haha, you can say that. And oo, wag lang sa mali kasi delikado, yon haha

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4 days ago

Haha, patay

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4 days ago

The "sweet couples" invitation must have made a lucky sight out of you being able to see these gorgeous flowers and arrangements are pro. And yeah you are not the only one who is having troubles distinguishing from north south east and west but i can say it led you to a very beautiful array of #flowers.

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4 days ago

Thank you Abdulqawiyy, altho it was just fiction, I enjoyed going thru the adventure on my mind :)

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4 days ago

Indeed a paradise.. Ang ganda jan. Btw, did you change your posting time? 😅

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4 days ago

Thanks sis haha. Nope, I didn't want to change it but my network was too bad I can't open Read😂

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4 days ago

Nice nice nice I finish reading it, though at first, the introduction of how you got lost would be a perfect way to get someone kidnap, in my place,no where is really safe, you go don't go getting yourself lost, but I was glad you where about to meet the nice family's, I really enjoy reading this

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4 days ago

My mind didn't have a pint of making it a scary story hehehe. Thank you Fash!

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4 days ago

Wow I was surprised with the beautiful images I see here I wish I could visit here anyway you do blow my mind's with beautiful images

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4 days ago

Thanks Rosh. They were photos of yesteryears

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4 days ago

Looks like history is about to repeat itself with Jen and Gab. I love it. More strength to your fingers FarmGirl.

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4 days ago

Haha, you got that right :) Thank you DanLawan. Have a great weekend

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4 days ago

I love the story and I was drawn to it… it was a lovely read and you gave us some beautiful flowers to match with.. this is a good story

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4 days ago

Thank you King. Your words are kind :) Happy weekend!

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4 days ago

You just helped us to picture what the lost paradise looked like hehehe

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4 days ago

Haha, thanks Sammy

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4 days ago

It really hard to distinguish the north from the south or east especially if you are not a geography student or some one who knows about map😅😅

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4 days ago

Hahaha, that's true. I got lost quite a few times on new places

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4 days ago

Ruling in hell, I need to be in that paradise. When will I join?

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4 days ago

You can go anytime you want Luci, you are the devil with magic, right? Hehe. Thanks btw

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4 days ago

I'm honoured dear

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4 days ago

This is nice. Thank God it wasn't horror I was thinkt the lady wouldn't be able to go back,, maybe the family may decide to hold her hostage. But this is a love story

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5 days ago

Ahaha, I can't write horror stories😂

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4 days ago

So many flowers, I imagine what that place smells like. Good story, I can almost see the birth of a new love story between Jen and Gab hehehe

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5 days ago

Smells awesome hehe. And yes, you can make stories of them in your mind and may even write about it hehe

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4 days ago

A beautiful place to get away from the day to day struggles. I will wait for the next episode madam ;)

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5 days ago

Yes, relaxing sights and great place to read and write hehe. There won't be any next episode soon. Maybe it will come another day, lol

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4 days ago

It's a really beautiful place, the arrangement of flowers are just perfect.

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5 days ago

Yes, they did a great job arranging them. Thanks Kris!

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4 days ago

You will not want to come from such a beautiful place. I want to see your picture too. Looks very nice. A lot of time can be spent in such a place.

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5 days ago

Thank you Mazekin. I don't know when I'll be able to post my own face once again. I only did it on hive, lol!

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4 days ago

This place is more than a paradise... I can't imagine not wanting to stay out there forever. Such a beautiful garden. It was fate that made you lose your way...

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5 days ago

It was, the landscapers made a great job coming up with them. Thank you Davin

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4 days ago

How sweet of you you're walk in afternoon very beneficial for you and us because this one is really really amazing And very beautiful Scenery of collection of flowers And don't worry sometimes happened with many people like you and to recognize about direction . But I'm happy to see this beautiful and outstanding photography by you

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5 days ago

Thank you ARB, your words are always kind. I wish you a wonderful day

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