The beauty of life is to appreciate how diverse human nature behaves. People are different. If put together they can make a very beautiful fabric. Ever been in love? Ok I can see that the answers are different. Obviously some are saying Yes others are saying No.
“Hey you over there, do you have anything to say?” I ask a young man in the corner who kept his hand up.
He is a blue shirt and the crowd is large. I cannot see his height. But he seems bothered. He looks sucked up, drained and his state is alarming.
“Yes, I’d like to say something,” he says in english. He has a strong voice. He looks bold enough.
I try to tell the crowd that its late and they do not have to listen to a story. The crowd is aigitated and haul insults at me.
“Who told you we are tired? we want to listen. Whats your problem,” they shout
“ok, ok, ok I’ll let the young man come right in front and please listen,” I softly say. I was looking rather embarrased. How could I deny these people from listening to this storyteller. He walks to the stage, and I notice he is in blue sandles, rather dusty feet. His faded blue jeans have brown patches and his blue shirt has a clear embeded word in thick black “I am screwed.” His face is pale and from a distance I can see his hair is the colour of the earth.
“Listen carefully, this is it,” he says.
Once I got stabbed straight in the heart. Though you may not see the scar, I got stabbed. Two days ago is when it happened. I was busy jubilating on my success’, I had piled myself with 5 DVDs knowing my night would be a very beautiful one. I get home, its rather cold and from the skies I can tell its rather gray. I took a nice warm shower and settled into my chair and started rather not so lonely movie night.
What was I celebrating? half a triumph. I had given three quaters of my heart to someone who needed it. someone who I believe deserved it. It was noble of me but I knew it was for the best. What I had not realised is that I was using only a quater of a heart. I was getting tired so fast. In giving away my heart, I had agreed with the receiving person that I would get three quaters of theirs to. That night passed and I slept. My brother saw me sleeping and in the morning he told me that I was sleep smiling.
I woke up to a heavy downpoar, so I cancelled my morning plans. I needed a heart. I was getting tired. With the advance in technology I set up a video conference call with my exchanging patner. I tell her to return the favour and she said that she would letting me know of the developments. I wait.
Day 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5 and I grow weaker and weaker and there is nothing from her. She is too silent. She is lost.
So finaly I confronted her. Immediately she turns to me.
“What do you want from me?,” she asks.
“I need my heart back, am dying. This one cant hold for long,” I reply
“You know what? I am not giving you anything. Not even yours. Now please leave me alone,” she says.
Then I watch her closely, speechless. I beg for her to help. She looks at me so sofly. Its like she has changed her mind. She gets close and then her left hand moves around my neck and pulls me close. Her lips are separated from mine by the size of a thread. I am weak so I wait. In a flash, she stabs me in the heart. She pulls out the remaining heart and steps on it. She kisses me and walks away.
Ladies and gentlemen, thats the beauty of life. She broke my heart.
He ends his story and walks off the stage. I also decide tell the crowd that this session of storytelling is over. They all leave whispering to eachother.