Golden Windows


Little Molly lived in a small beautiful town. Her tiny house is constructed on the banks of a beautiful river, near the mountain. She was the only daughter for her parent. Although they weren’t very rich, they lived happily.

Her house was surrounded by huge trees and beautiful plants. It was a single bedded house, made of woods. Molly did not like her house very much. She felt that the house was too small and not very neat. Little molly was very fond of the mountain. The steep and sloppy mountain had a beautiful but abandoned castle like home with golden windows.

Yes, she liked the home on top of the mountain because of the glittering golden windows. The windows sparkled and glazed so beautifully that little Molly was completely mesmerized.

She went crazy for that the glittering golden windows and she started to hate her home more.

However, little Molly was so sweet and she understood the struggles her family undergoing. So she accepted everything silently. Still her desire went on growing.

Years passed by and she grew up quickly. She became 12 years and looked very beautifully like a golden princess. She believed that she is supposed to live in a house with golden windows, not in an old wood house.

As she grown older, her mom allowed her to move around her house. It was holidays for Molly and she requested her mom that she wanted to wander in the garden near the river. Her mom also agreed and told her not to go so far.

Molly decided to climb the mountain and peek into the house with the golden windows.

She took her bicycle and started her journey towards reaching the top of mountain. She found a narrow road in the mountain towards the abandoned home in the mountain. With so many struggles, she reached the top of the mountain.

She was so shocked to see the dirtiest house, in fact the damaged castle with dark windows. What she used to see from her home wasn’t there in the mountain. Yes, the golden windows she saw from the lap of the mountain were in fact the reflection of the dark and dirty windows.

She was very upset and sat quietly for some time as she lost words. Her desire got vanished. Suddenly, she looked at her home. A window in her was shining like gold. She realized that the sun rays reflecting in the water makes the window glows.

The truth was she lived in her dream home, the home with beautiful golden windows. She realized it too late. What she dreamt for years just vanished away.

So understand that all glitters are not gold!

Bahasa Indonesia:
Seorang anak bernama Molly tinggal di sebuah kota kecil yang indah. Rumah mungilnya dibangun di tepi sungai yang indah, di dekat gunung. Dia anak tunggal. Meski tidak kaya, mereka hidup bahagia.

Rumahnya dikelilingi pohon-pohon besar dan tanaman yang indah dengan satu tempat tidur terbuat dari kayu. Molly sama sekali tidak menyukai rumahnya. Dia merasa rumah itu terlalu kecil dan tidak rapi. Molly sangat menyukai gunung. Gunung yang terjal dan basah yang memiliki puri indah yang sudah ditinggalkan dengan jendela emas.

Ya, dia menyukai rumah di puncak gunung karena jendela emasnya yang berkilau. Jendela-jendela itu akan berkilauan dengan begitu indah hingga Molly benar-benar terpesona.

Dia begitu tergila-gila karena kilauan jendela emas itu sehingga semakin membenci rumahnya sendiri.

Namun, Molly anak yang baik dan dia mengerti perjuangan yang dialami keluarganya. Jadi dia menerima semuanya tanpa mengeluh meskipun keinginannya itu masih terus tumbuh.

Tahun-tahun berlalu dan dia tumbuh dengan cepat. Dia berumur 12 tahun dan terlihat sangat cantik seperti putri emas. Dia percaya bahwa dia seharusnya tinggal di rumah dengan jendela emas, bukan di rumah kayu tua.

Seiring bertambahnya usia, ibunya mengizinkannya untuk bermain-main di sekitar rumah. Saat itu Molly sedang liburan dan dia meminta ibunya agar mengijinkannya bermain-main di kebun dekat sungai. Ibunya setuju dan menyuruhnya untuk tidak pergi terlalu jauh.

Molly memutuskan untuk mendaki gunung dan mengintip ke dalam rumah dengan jendela emas itu.

Dia mengambil sepedanya dan memulai perjalanannya menuju puncak gunung. Dia menemukan jalan sempit di gunung menuju rumah yang ditinggalkan. Dengan susah payah, dia sampai di puncak gunung.

Dia sangat terkejut melihat rumah itu dalam keadaan sangat kotor, bahkan kastilnya tampak rusak dengan jendela-jendela berwarna gelap. Apa yang biasa dia lihat di rumahnya tidak terdapat disini. Ya, jendela emas yang dilihatnya dari kaki gunung sebenarnya adalah bayangan jendela gelap dan kotor.

Dia sangat kesal dan duduk diam untuk beberapa saat karena kehilangan kata-kata. Keinginannya lenyap. Tiba-tiba, dia melihat ke rumahnya. Sebuah jendela disana bersinar seperti emas. Dia menyadari bahwa sinar matahari yang memantul di air membuat jendela bersinar.

Ia menyadari bahwa selama ini ia tinggal di rumah impiannya, rumah dengan jendela emas yang indah. Dia terlambat menyadari hal itu. Apa yang diimpikannya bertahun-tahun lenyap begitu saja.

Sekarang ia paham, tidak semua yang berkilau adalah emas!


 Picture taken from: givemetalk.com

Golden Windows Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Yohanes Octa

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