I want to tell you something about my experience. I was thinking about it while I was writing the story I made. What I want to tell you is about the south town square of Yogyakarta. People call it Alkid (Alun – alun kidul, alun – alun selatan). In that town square there are 2 big bayan trees. people believe if you able to walk through the path between the trees and pass, all your wishes will come true.
That day, on July 2011, I went there and tried the challenge. I didn’t pass, but struck the tree. One of them. I write it in my story with a little editing of course. Citra as some people around me and i’m Isabella. although i didn’t pass the trees but I hope I could be like her who pass the burden in front of her.
“… Isabella feels like she already walked for ages, but she hasn’t reach the spot. The feeling of doubt and fear start to rise up in her heart. Some moments later, she hits something and she spontaneously stop moving. It’s the bayan tree’s roots she hit..
“Don’t stop, Keep walking, Bel.”, Citra shouted .
“I can’t. I think I’m stuck”,Isabella replied.
“No. Just keep moving.”..
Isabella follows Citra’s words. She keeps walking, pushing forward and her steps were troubled because her body, specially her head was struck by the piles of roots. When she thinks she can’t move anymore, she feels the burden in front of her became less. .
“Yes. Keep walking. Just a little bit more.”, Citra shouted again.
Isabella walks forward until she doesn’t feel the roots anymore. ….”.