I was always jealous because of my sisters’ blue eyes, and one day, I bought contact lenses with my sisters’ eye colour, by Maria Beldie, 12 years old, student at George Cosbuc National College, Bucharest
I put my lenses on and in front of me appeared a huge hologram, which connected immediately to my thoughts and feelings. I found an uncoloured world , painted in black and white, a world where people were wearing masks and they were deaf, because they couldn’t hear how a sad soul, which was dressed in a girl, was screaming for help. She was captive in a cage and she became the prey of the pain. She didn’t know how to smile, to laugh, to dream.
I wanted to make her happy, so I offered her a big house with a beautiful garden, with a waiter who gave her whatever she wanted, a luxurious car and ultimate technology.
The girl didn’t move. Suddenly, I remembered the magic stick I always kept in my pocket. My parents gave me this magic stick, so I can use it as support, whenever I needed help. A silver storm, that appeared out of nowhere, changed the house into a giant mountain, the garden into the sun, the waiters into butterflies, the car into a pure river, the ultimate technology into flowers, and then it changed me into a doll.
The little girl started to smile, she grabbed me and hold me tight. She was happy! Together, we played, we smiled, we laughed and we told each-other stories: I told her stories with fairies and prince charming, she told me stories with monsters and dinosaurs.
She slowly opened her soul window. It was blue and cloudless like the sky of the first day of summer, pure and clean, she was an innocent soul of a child. There were only two things that were missing: love and affection , and I gave her these things with diplomacy.
When she got closer to the river, the mirror of it gave her the image of a girl, who was feeling like the queen of the world: beautiful, strong and hopeful.
So that we could stay together forever, I put that world into a crystal globe, and I took it back with me. I watch it everyday, and I see Hope, because Hope was her real name. I can see her smiling, listening to the nature and cheerful of all the simple things that surround her.
I threw away my contact lenses, because it doesn’t matter what the color of the eyes are, but what we can see with them. I discovered the soul happiness and I think this is the perfect world.
Acest eseu este castigatorul premiului special in cadrul 2011 Shakespeare School Essay Competition, grupa de varsta 11-14 ani, avand ca tema o descriere a unei lumi perfecte pornind de la 4 imagini sugestive. Premiul a constat intr-un cadou surpriza din partea librariei Carturesti, o carte in limba engleza din seria penguin, de la Fischer International, voucher de reducere 25% la un curs de vara de limba engleza la Shakespeare School, discount card oferit de Puma, cadou din partea Reprezentantei Comisiei Europene in Romania. Dorim sa o felicitam pe Maria pentru faptul ca s-a evidentiat din peste 5100 de eseuri trimise la concursul national de creatie in limba engleza organizat de Shakespeare School si ii uram mult succes in continuare!