The mist in front moved away , and I walked over the grass field still damp with the dew settled in , making my bare feet wet and muddy . A single tree , caught my attention with its shiny red fruits glowing in the early morning sun . The field was empty except for that tree . I strolled towards it , taking in the beauty of each moment . Closer I went and realized it was an apple tree . I stood there thinking if it was the tree from the book I read recently . Hoping it will move away when I touched , as it did in the book , I went near it and placed my hands on its shiny smooth barks , gently . It didn’t move . Glad with the thought it was not the one from the book I reached for an apple . To my surprise the apple dropped down from the branch and flew away . “How extraordinary!”,I thought . Soon , the apple came back towards me and started circling me . Astonished and happy , I stood there smiling , wondering what it is going to do . The other apples followed it and finally all the fruits in the tree were around me , slowing nudging me to move .
(Pic Courtesy – deviantart .I know its not an apple tree , but just liked it almost looked like the one I dreamt about.)
I stretched my hands out to reach for one , and one from the top of the circle , flew down and placed itself gently in my palm . I wasn’t going to eat it . I just walked staring at it . Soon the nudging stopped and the apples flew back towards their tree . Wondering where they had brought me , I looked around and there was a big old tree standing right ahead in between two mountains as a gateway of some sort. It looked as if it had been there for such a long time . A small boy with a hat and weird looking body came from behind the tree . His features were more geometrical . As he came near I found that it wasn’t a boy after all , but a wooden puppet with vivid colors and a pleasant face . Mystified , I looked above him/it for strings but found none . I was bit scared and didn’t move . He came closer and stared at me holding my hands . The gentle touch of his hand , smoothly chiseled and life-like , and his pleasant face ,took away my tension . He pulled me and titled his head to one direction as if he wanted me to go there . I followed him and went behind a tree and walked down a dark old stairway . I could see nothing , just felt the wooden hands in mine . There was a fragrance surrounding us , a kind I have never smelled or felt . A faint golden light came to life ahead of us and grew brighter and brighter . Eager to see what’s beyond I tried to focus …focused so hard , I could find few shadows . I was trying to identify from what the shadows came from . I could make out a chair , a horse , something glittering , and few other ..
It was when I was trying to find the other stuff , beep went my cellphone and the pleasant fragrance quickly faded away and everything around started swirling around me and vanished into thin air and I closed my eyes and opened it again , to find me in my room and my bed and my phone glowing bright right beside me . Opened the inbox, to find a stupid forward message that woke me up from a weird dream . Crap !!! , I muttered and buried my face in the soft pillow dozing off .