There was an old and arrogant molave in the jungle. He was the oldest and sturdiest tree in the jungle. Many people have tried to cut him down but all of them failed. One morning, He wakes up and see a little orchid attached to his trunk. He got many visitors but all of them never stay. They eventually leave him. But this new visitor had attached herself to his trunk and intention to stay there for a long time. Like a permanent parasite.
Rising In Action
The Old Molave keep on pushing away the orchid from his trunk. But the little orchid didn't let the old tree for his rudeness. She objected and say she is not a parasite. She was lead by fate to teach the old molave how to love and what is purpose. The Old molave did not listen and keep pushing away the little Orchid.
After the hot breath of the dry season has passed, the typhoon of the monsoon will rage. The wing broke many of the younger trees. Soon as the tree looked down and see, to his surprised. The little orchid still clutching on his trunk. The little orchid said that death could only set them apart. The old molave ignore her because he is the strongest and sturdiest tree in the jungle. No one can ever cut him down. But the little orchid keep on saying what is the purpose of life and how to love.
Falling in Action
The old molave was speechless wondering what the little orchid have said. He was grateful that the little orchid have stayed for him though typhoon and drought. His joy disappear when a group of men came pull the rope to start the chain saw. The old Molave cringed as he felt the sharp teeth of the machine grinding into his flesh. He was stoic. He did not speak for he knows what love is and beauty, too.
The man said that he will give sections of it to Billy Abueva. The rest will be a big coffee table for his living room and place the precious orchid to it. It will grace their living room, too.
You may be proud about you abilities and talent but don't be arrogant about it. There is no immortal in this world all will eventually dies or perished. So cherish the moment you have to the people who want to be part of your life. Don't push them away because maybe they can help you realize the thing you don't know.