There are some people who emanates a certain sense of warmth that touches the tenderness of your heart, the kind from whom you'd always have something special to take away with you after every meeting. ☺
When we stepped out of the elevator and peered down the corridor, an apartment immediately stood out. With a row of gardening tools hanging neatly by the wall, tending by the little nursery at the entrance of the house, you could tell that these people must care a lot for the world from the way they cared for their little green friends.
We let the chiming of the doorbell announce our arrival as we waited eagerly to be invited into this special space.
The door opened and we were greeted by Karen's beautiful smile, one that seemed to give the apartment an extra glow, and then Pao who shyly walked out from their studio. The last time I saw them was on their wedding day, and they still look as perfect together.
Soon enough, the air buzzed with excitement from three girls swooning over every detail of the house, disrupting its tranquillity. I thought I saw the rows of trees lining the hills across the road waver a little. But it was just impossible to stop ourselves when everything is just so perfect, as the humble owners looked on in amusement. After we were done helping out with Sarah's little project, we gathered around the dining table to catch up on each others' lives and talked about our dreams. It was very much like finding a spot in the middle of the forest, just talking and munching on grapes while sitting on toadstools. The afternoon was splendid and magical.
When it was time for us to leave, we said our goodbyes reluctantly and conveniently made plans to invite ourselves back again (heeehee). Took a glance towards the door and was surprised to see that Pao has neatly arranged our shoes in a way that was most convenient for us to wear them. If my soles have eyes, they would be flooded with tears, it was such a terribly sweet gesture.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
– Yoko Ono
The perks about being a creative person is the limitless imagination we have in creating our own worlds, just like how Karen and Pao built their special treehouse in this urban jungle. Seeing this couple makes my heart gasp and sigh (and die) in a good way. Great things always happen when the stars align. ☺ Perhaps the magic in living is quite simple, treat everyone with genuine respect and humility, and the world will give you back in ten folds. If you are searching for magic, look no more, you create the magic. ☺