Your secret gardens

I sincerely bet, everyone had a secret garden in childhood. Of course I did.

Don’t you see all children have an adventurous kind of spirit in their blood that constantly beckons them to take daring journeys into secret places. I, too, had that kind of spirit.

As a kid, no less than once, I wished to “escape” from home, to be independent, to pitch a tent in my own secret garden. It was a bush near my home, someone’s home that had been abandoned, where I happily believed no one would ever find me there, or it was simply a blanket tent in my bed. The secret garden is where, we, the kids were the King, the Queen and the Lords of our own Kingdom.

What is your secret garden?

It’s a moment to watch the loving drooling of your sleepy kid after a hard playing day or just to look at your parent’s peaceful rest after a rough coughing night?

It’s a quiet street corner where you take a glass of ice coffee, or sometimes a spot at the middle of a busy market, to stop and watch people rushing by?

It could be simply playing with a dead-snail shell hanging on your window that you haven’t noticed for months?

It’s when you are finally under a shade of a tree on a burning hot summer noon? or it’s just a random, meaningless text to a faraway friend.

However busy your life is, find a time for your secret garden, pitch your little tent, sit down and talk to your garden, talk yourself into it.

That’s where you connect to your God, for whoever She might be, and find peace.

Đào Thu Hằng

 

Một suy nghĩ 4 thoughts on “Your secret gardens”

  1. “I sincerely bet, everyone had a secret garden in childhood. Of course I did.”

    You’re true, Hằng ạ. I had a secret garden in my childhood.

    “Don’t you see all children have an adventurous kind of spirit in their blood that constantly beckons them to take daring journeys into secret places. I, too, had that kind of spirit.”

    I, too, had that kind of spirit. 🙂

    Your secret garden is so great. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

    Hương

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  2. Thanks Hằng for reminding all of the adventurous kids living inside us always. I feel like us the special kids meet each other here in the secret banana garden 🙂

    “What is your secret garden?

    It could be simply playing with a dead-snail shell hanging on your window that you haven’t noticed for months?”

    Reading this I remember I once used to follow the ant queue under the bed in the furthest corner, where no one would know I was there watching the ants ^^ We were so alike ^^

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  3. Chị Hường nói chúng ta đang ở “the secret banana garden”, em mới nhận ra, đúng là chúng ta đều đang ở “the secret garden”. Chị Hường thật tinh mắt. 😀

    Nghe chị Hường kể về the secret garden của chị, em cũng góp thêm the secret garden của em vào câu hỏi của Hằng – “What is your secret garden?”.

    Hồi nhỏ, những năm 7-10 tuổi, chốn ưa thích của em là thùng phuy nhôm (hay sắt) đặt ở trong buồng ngủ. Em thường kéo thùng phuy nằm ngang với mặt đất, rồi mang gối và chăn mỏng vào đó, thi thoảng dùng chăn mỏng khác che miệng thùng phuy để làm cánh cửa ra vào, rồi ở đó ăn uống, học hành, đọc sách, chơi, ngủ… Chơi xong, em kéo thùng phuy lên. 🙂

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