When it came out of the manufacture line it was one out of many. There were hundreds of them. Identical safes, waiting for its owner and for a purpose. However, this safe had a special mission to fulfill. Out of all, it was singled out and picked by an ordinary man in his mid forties. The man, despite looking puny, had the strength to veer our safe out of the magazine and move it towards the exit. Our safe was put on the back of a dirty, yellow pickup truck by the same man. It was a shaky ride, with bumps and sudden stops, but at the end of it waited a new home for our lucky safe.
When the truck finally came to a stop, our safe was clumsily taken out and put on a soiled pavement. A centimeter to the left and once bright pink and now grayish chewing gum, would get stuck onto our safe’s bottom.
Next our safe was carried by a bell boy into an imposing looking hotel lobby, alive with quickly pacing people. It was put on a trolley and steered towards large elevator with a rectangular mirror. During the ride up to the top floor, the bell boy was making silly faces at the mirror and admiring his slightly crooked teeth. When the doors opened our safe was taken through long corridor layered with beige tapestry and lit by grand lamps.
Passing all the other modest looking entrances, the bell boy stopped in front of an dark, impressive, mahogany doors and knocked two times. When the doors opened out safe was introduced to an entirely different world full of dazzling luxury, cheerful laughter, bright lights, and dreams.
The new owner seemed very pleased with our safe. He praised the model and the workmanship. The owner tipped the bell boy and asked him to put our safe in the master bedroom. The bell boy did just that, but not before he nearly crashed a priceless vase. He was so overwhelmed by the vivid atmosphere of the place that he nearly collided with the artifact. Luckily nobody saw anything. Nobody but our safe that is.
When our safe was finally put into the room, it was the best place possible. Our safe was now facing the enormous window that took up one whole wall of the bedroom. The view outside was magnificent. The lights of the city sparkled with life and hope. The roofs of high skyscrapers were littered with antennas and birds. And of course there was the sky – vast, inky space dotted with stars.
Yes, now our safe was content. It could spend its life here. Observe the world from here. Be silent, be still, be reliable and be a part of a history of this place. Our safe would see it all and tell no tales. Always in its spot. Taking it all in, like a sponge. Observing, seeing, listening, just being…