Once upon a time that never was before, there were two kingdoms.
The Golden Kingdom belonged to the wise and old turtles, and the Silver Kingdom to the swift and beautiful dragonflies.
In the Golden Kingdom, time was of no importance, as it was vital to make things well.
The old turtles would ponder for hours about the placement of a water pond for the new generation of dragonflies. The delicate balance of the water flow had to be mantained so that the ponds would be clean and rich with food.
The little dragonflies eggs were brought every year from the Silver kingdom, along with the oldest of dragonflies.
They would tell the wise turtles of all the places they have seen. The turtles carefully noted the changes the world had suffered since the last recording.
After some studies were made, the placement of the Silver kingdom was switched to a different lake, and the dragonflies gracefully accepted the advice of the old and wise.
Once the little dragonflies hatched, everyone in the Golden kingdom rejoiced as each would be given one to care for.
Curious and fervorous, they would ask questions about every thing they saw and the turtles gladly shared their knowledge and prepare the little ones for the journeys ahead of them.
When time came for them to learn how to fly, a few dozens of dragonflies came to the Golden kingdom to help the turtles keep hold of the now even curiouser little creatures.
Time flew so fast and the turtles never felt it that much as in the last days spent with their pupils.
Each little dragonfly barely waited for the world outside, while each turtle missed them already.
At the time of the departure, the turtles gave their dragonflies a name to carry.
SwiftBlue, RedThunder, GreenDrop, BlueWings … all little messengers of love and understanding and generously sharing, like the turtles taught them it was very much possible.
The inspiration for this piece came from John Lennon’s wonderful Imagine
A little story about how the world could be like. Dedicated to a womderful song.