Wishing Feathers

A little white piece of fluff floated past us as we were sitting on a bench in the shade, away from the heat of the sun.

We have seen those things before. People called them wishing feathers. People catch them from the air, wish on them, and then blow them into the air. It is said that if they float up, your wish will be granted. If they fall to the ground, then it means it won't come true. It's as simple as that.

We soon came to find out that they come from those called "cotton trees". We are still not sure if it is really cotton (the kind used for clothing) but we are sure that in the mass called cotton are seeds that are blown into other places by the wind. The seeds with the fluff are called wishing feathers.

"Do wishing feathers really work?" we asked our friend who was beside us.

"I don't know, but I always believed they did."

"Do you think we could try wishing on one?"

"Well, I don't think there's anything you could lose by wishing. Why don't you try it?"

"Alright, then."

We caught the next one that floated by us. We did it gently, so as not to mess up the fluff and ruin its floating ability.

We then proceeded to wishing. What should we wish for? Should it be something small?


What's the point of wishing for something if it's easy to get?

We know now...

We blew it into the air and waited a moment to see what happened. It floated higher up.

"Hey, it's going to come true!"

Will it?

The next day went on as usual. We had actually thought that it would work and what we wished for would happen right away.

"Say, how long does it take before your wish is granted?"

"Who knows? But I'm sure the time will come."

"How can you be sure?"

"Because I believe so."

"Then I will believe too."