Once upon a time, there was a high mountain filled with flowers and roses called the Incense mountain. Every night, he’d look up to the stars and sing for them. He only had a single wish: to have a companion that would free him from loneliness.
One night, he saw a gazelle looking at him and immediately falls in love with her. He whispered: Where have you been? I’ve been waiting for so long for you. The startled gazelle was about to escape when he called her again: I heard your voice from a distant place and I love you, come to me and let’s unite. The gazelle who was once frightened from the majestic mountain, softly said: let me first heal my wounds and I’ll return to you.
And so she left, and so the mountain waited and waited. Seasons passed and years followed and the gazelle never returned but the mountain had sworn to wait for her until he catches his last breaths and becomes a pile of rocks. He stopped singing to the stars and the flowers that covered him withered and died.
I’m back! She said, bouncing around him. I knew you would, replied the mountain in a weary voice, but I’m not the mountain you know. I’m old and heartbroken. From the day you left flowers stopped blooming, stars stopped glowing and birds don’t sing no more…
I was away, true! But you were always on my mind, deep down in my heart! Cried the gazelle. Hug me and hold me close to you! I won’t leave you alone! The gazelle rested her head on the mountain’s summit with tears dwelling in her eyes.
Where the tears rested, two water falls suddenly flew abundantly from the mountain’s core. And till our days, every spring, a red rose blooms where the waterfalls meet..