A story about change: The village, its Ombu tree, and an unexpected event​

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7 min readJan 3, 2023

There was once such a small village that no other neighboring state or city would have it on their maps. The town was so small it only had one small village square with a single tree growing on it. But the villagers loved their small village and barely anyone left the village for a longer period of time. Yes, children went off to study and work abroad, but they would always return at one point in their life. The one thing that always connected and brought together the villagers was the Ombu tree in the middle of the village square. The Ombu tree was the gathering point of all the villagers, it was a part of their everyday life, as it also was the place where everything that happened in the village happened. It was the place where men and women, boys and girls would meet, go on walks and start dating. Where business deals were made, as also the main village decisions. Also, it was the place where people would get married and go to remember the dead. The Ombu tree was the one thing that brought stability to the people. It was there since anyone could remember and it didn’t change much, it only got bigger. But then one day an unexpected event happened in the village. No one knew if this was good or bad but there it was, a green twig with two leaves peeked out of one of the roots of the Ombu tree. This was the first time something like this…

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