Once upon a time in a far away land, that wishes to be unseen; lived a girl who lived to be known. In the land of Unseen the people walk here to there, rather quiet and meek, not loud like a freak. They wear grey clothing to match the grey sky. The buildings are grey to match the grey dye. Grey is the color that allows them to be bland and of course the miracle of being an unseen land.
Now this little girl was not as some would say “normal.” She tried so hard to be more than grey by adding a print quite floral. She wore purple pants, not grey silly slacks. She wore an orange shirt, not an ankle length skirt. She wore the brightest hat of vivid blue, not the suit of grey that most tend to do. She skipped, rather than walked. She screamed rather than talked. She danced, she pranced, and had to be seen.
This presented a quandary for the people of Unseen, this girl in shoes of aquamarine. A rather strange sight when wearing stilts to gain height. No one knew what to make of this odd little thing; someone even thought they heard this girl sing! After while in the land, news spread from here to there, quietly and without speed many began to care. News of this girl, who was unhappy in her life, in the wonderful, plain, quiet, land of unseen.
In her home of grey bricks, her parents were frightened; they thought their own daughter was a bit unenlightened. They called doctors and shrinks, who poked and prodded. They looked at each other and sighed as they nodded.
“Was there a bump on the head,” the doctors asked.
“Not that we know,” said mother.
“Does she go quickly to bed?” the shrinks asked so sanely.
“Yes, she sleeps and she snores rather soundly.”
The doctors were stumped, the shrinks were befuddled. Both agreed that this girl’s little head was quite muddled. They left with their charts, their specimens and readings and said they’d be back after learning their meanings. The parents said bye and turned to their daughter, who smiled so sweetly as they both said, “why?”
This little girl, in the bright colored clothes did a spin and as she grinned, raised her arms and said, “Ta Da Bing!”
Her parents looked puzzled and she knew she must speak, so dropped to the floor making a rather loud creak. She motioned with hands for them to drop to the floor. Her parents obliged, sitting close to the door.
“I don’t want to be plain, or boring, or bland…I want to be noticed…throughout this great land!”
Her parents just looked at their small little girl, remembering her blandness when she still had baby curls. They sighed, they cried, they spoke not a word; they had finally decided their daughter was absurd.
She saw in their faces, the unhappy looks. She saw her poor mother as she quietly shook. Her heart sank as she saw their displeasure, they never agreed with her grand adventure. She stopped smiling and walked up the stairs. She changed out of her colors thinking life was unfair. As she turned to the door she saw mom and dad, they seemed a bit happier, they seemed rather glad.
It was dad who first saw something he hadn’t noticed. His daughter seemed odd, there was something amiss. Mom looked harder and couldn’t quite see, what her daughter used to be. They finally saw what she was trying to say, their daughter was not just enjoying her play. She was a girl who wanted to shine through the grey, their daughter was their daughter any old way.
So father put on a funny pink mitten and mother put on a skirt with a kitten. They went back to their girl and both did a dance, the girl grinned so large as she threw on purple pants. The family became more well-known through the land, mainly because all refused to be bland. It wasn’t that long before they started a streak, of families enjoying a bit of the freak. Soon grey became red, orange and blue…in fact the colors just grew and grew. The land was transformed from something Unseen, it never looked back to the way it had been.
Because of one girl, who refused to just be, the entire land was finally free. A happier place full of color and song, everyone now knew they were quite wrong. Smiles are the norm in the land of Unseen, in fact the name is now simply ………..Seen.
For Kiara. She is the girl who wishes to be seen….lol