Ah yes, the moon’s favorite place. It sends its energy in human form to this place from time to time to unwind and relax. It was on one of those trips that the moon met the queen, Jun-Jun. They became good friends and would often play chess while sitting in the middle of a river. The moon adores water. Move after move, would slowly help the clock move its feeble hands, as the two played from dusk till dawn. The conversations they had brought forth such energy, and compassion, mother nature had no choice but to be enticed into surrounding them with flowers and greenery unseen ever since.
The days after their games would always attract millions of tourists that would come to see the valley filled with beautiful and yet unknown flowers. I heard everyone brought a bag of fresh air because the first sight of the valley would always take their breath away. Yes, it was beautiful, stunning, gorgeous. The story however took a drastic turn when our hero arrived. He didn’t know that Jun-Jun was playing the moon and the rules around it. He stumbled upon them in the stream when he went for a stroll amidst nature. Our hero found that it was one of the best ways to center his energy, find his inner peace and calm his mind. But that faithful day, he was overcome by the sight of the two playing chess. Our hero loved games. Well, it could be said that he loved winning games. He was what we now call a sore loser. Back then they just called him a pain in the ass. He walked right up to the two and stood next to them and said “I got next”. A blunder of epic proportions. The rudeness of his statement, the sheer vulgarity of his privilege shook the moon to its very core. Never had he seen such a wicked display of a lack of manners. Jun-Jun quickly tried to console the moon, but the moon was too upset. It threw a hissy fit.
At one point it was screaming about how pineapples on a pizza are an afront to the decency of food. It got weird. Our hero sensing, he made a mistake and apologized profusely but ignorance was no excuse to the moon. He refused to believe that anyone could be so ignorant of simple social etiquette. The moon vowed to never come back. He told mother nature that if she isn’t with him, she is against him. Mother nature had no alliance with the humans, she actually didn’t even like humans that much. They always took her for granted and abused the heck out of her. She was more than willing to join the moon in its rage. She promised the moon that water would never again flow willingly into this valley. The moon was so angry it told Jun-Jun that if our hero ever set foot into the valley again, he would never appear in their sky again. Forsaking them to an eternal day. He added that he would talk to the sun as well and get him to turn this up a notch, and thus burn away all the simple pleasures the valley had enjoyed.
Jun-Jun banished our hero for his rude acts and promised that she would educate all those who come into the valley of their customs and rules before they may enter. Our hero made the mistake of thinking that his way of doing things was the way the world did things. His actions weren’t aligned with those of the native people and thus offended them to such a degree it changed the landscape of their very reality. Our hero knew that just because his intentions were pure, and his actions wouldn’t offend anyone in his home country, it doesn’t mean that is the same everywhere. He understood that everything under the sky doesn’t listen to the same winds. Broadening your horizon is key if you are to understand the people around you. If he knew that this valley would look very different.