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Japanese Legend The White Butterfly - Steemit

Japanese Legend The White Butterfly - Steemit

This is a Japanese legend, long ago in a town of Japan an old sage named Takahama was established, lived in a uchi behind Sozanji cemetery, a good and peaceful man, well liked by all neighbors Old Takahama lived alone in his house, never received visitors, neighbors have never seen a woman enter his home, the bad thoughts always draw conclusions and make conjectures, some, considered him crazy, was the only neighbor who was passionate about living on the side of the cemetery, the others made them out of obligation, this was the main reason that the neighbor considered him crazy.

A very kind man, he was always willing to helping others, on summer afternoons he would take out his chair and sit down to observe the temple of the cemetery, spend long hours doing nothing, only his gaze fixed on the temple of Sozanji. He liked to walk, walked many hours a day, I traveled all the people he, as everyone in the village knew him, constantly interrupted his walk to start a conversation, another passion was to go to the town square to meditate, he always started alone, but by the time he had about fifty people doing company in meditation. A really wise man, many people came to him for some consultations on political issues or public good, the mothers of teenage boys brought their children so that some advice, this caught the attention of neighbors, as a man who loves children a lot, has never hunted and had children.

Every day I went to the flower shop in the village buying the best white roses, and went through the cemetery, of an hour, then returned to his house and resumed his routine of the walk.

The sister and her nephew found him ill in health, had a very advanced illness, the sister did everything possible to give her the best care.

Several days she lay in bed with the attention of their families, there were days that seemed to improve, but the next day dawned badly again, relatives saw this situation prepared for the worst.

One day like every day was taken care of by his nephew, Takahama he fell asleep, a large butterfly entered his room and lay on the bed next to the man, his nephew tried by all means to get the butterfly out of the room, but it came back, three times had to remove the butterfly of Takahama's quarters, the butterfly resisted and returned, as if to say that it wanted to accompany the patient, so much insisted the boy that the butterfly flew out of the room very slowly, giving a signal to the boy to follow, the child interpreted the signal and followed.

The butterfly flew to the garden and from there to the cemetery, the boy in wonder followed the butterfly, the butterfly flew all over the cemetery and landed on a tombstone of a woman where it disappeared mysteriously. > The boy looked at the woman's grave, on the memorial plaque said to be called Akiko in it related to the age of 18 years in which the woman died, the grave was old was perhaps about 50 years, but the grave was full of white roses something wilted.

The boy returned to his uncle's house somewhat intrigued, thought of the situation that had just happened, entering the rooms of Takahama found that he had died, the boy ran to give notice to his mother, said that he had to leave a few seconds and tell the situation that had lived in the cemetery.

When your uncle was a child, he met a girl named Akiko, was a neighbor of your grandmother, they were very good friends, they played together, they took out the chairs and sat for long hours watching the clouds and the rosedal of white flowers without doing anything, went out to walk and then they sat on the benches of a square, grew up and went to school together, when they became adolescents, your uncle proposed marriage to Akiko, she accepted and set a date for the marriage. A day like every day, they went out to walk and then went to the square to meditate, being in full meditation it started to rain, as it was summer they stayed in the rain, with such bad luck that Akiko seriously ill of the lungs, a few days before the date set for the marriage passed away.

This is why your uncle never married and bought the house in front of the cemetery to be close to his true love < br> The legend tells that Takahama promised never to marry and maintained or all these years faithful to his promise, jealously guarded the memories of his true love in the depths of his heart, recreating his life with Akiko sat in his chair every afternoon long hours, went out walking remembering how he did with his love, passed by the flower shop every day and bought the most beautiful white roses that existed to be left in the tomb of his beloved, his passion for meditation, this was a daily recreation of what he had lived with his only love. So when the death of Takahama approached, Akiko took the form of a white butterfly, to accompany him in his last days of life, now deceased will meet and live together forever.

I wait for you tomorrow to enjoy another story of my land Corrientes.

José Luis Fernández
Corrientes Argentina

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