Summary: A dream that is achieved through a pair of sunglasses.
Dream is an inspiration and motivation in everybody’s life, absolutely in mine. I am Anastasia or just call me Ana. The dream that I have is to be someone who is able to go anywhere and anytime or nowadays it is called a traveller. My family’s economy does not support my dream because it needs extra money to make it happen, while my father is just an ordinary temporary employee in one of the offices in this town. Our relationship is not going well after my mother passed away when I was fifteen. So to make that dream come true, I have to make a great effort to earn money by working in my neighbor’s small company as a designer. The salary that I got from that job I set aside gradually. Almost four years after working there as a designer, my savings still hadn’t reached half of the total cost of my target. However, I still work there, there was no other job that I could master.
Everyday I usually draw two or three clothing designs but for a few couple of days, not a single customer had come. One day, at 2 pm, a customer who has been waiting for several days came to my office. She looked like a super model with her perfect, propositional body, tan glowing skin, bright eyes and cute smile when she pushed on my office door. My mouth gaped open and my eyes didn’t blink for at least ten seconds. At least. I have never seen a woman as perfect as her in person before. She sat, took her sunglasses on her head, and set it on my table. Then she told me the design of a mini dress that she wanted like any other customer. There was nothing strange. Everything went smoothly until she exits and left her sunglasses.
At first I thought that it was an ordinary sunglasses, which functions to protect the eyes. It was a wayfarer, which was popular in the 1950s and 1960s, similar with the sunglasses worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Well everything changed after I tried to wear it. Abracadabra… Suddenly I was in a different place, different environment, different town, and different country. Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable thing had just happened to me. I couldn’t believe it was true. I was in a different place in less than a second. I thought what was wrong with this. I put the sunglasses on my head to see everything around me more clearly. Yes, I was definitely in another hemisphere. It was real, very, very real. Then I covered my eyes with the sunglasses because the weather was too hot in there and the sun shined directly to my eyes, contrast with the weather in my town. The unbelievable thing happened in a second. Oh I see, all of this was caused by the sunglasses. It has an incredible ability that could make my dream come true, but its abilities cannot be set, it would only take me around randomly.
Three months later, in Guangzhou, China I met the owner of this magic sunglasses, who was my perfect super model customer. It was a fifty-fifty between hiding it and giving it back to the owner. Five minutes later I decided to say hi to that woman and give it back to her, but she refused it. That was surprising to me. She said that she doesn’t need it anymore. She already had someone that was more important for her than the sunglasses.
From now I will go around the world, and stay in different countries with different cultures. In less than a year, I have already gone to ninety-nine countries. I learned about different languages from every country, met new people, and talked to them. Knowing about their culture also makes my knowledge increased. How happy I am with my life now, I am truly blessed.
Thank you to Sky Sucahyo and someone who helped me about the work dramatization.
– Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me” music video.
Word Count: (655)
Link for work dramatization: http://alp27.deviantart.com/art/THE-MAGIC-SUNGLASSES-449564073?ga_submit_new=10%253A1398266145