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My Village The sun begins to rise gradually, spilling golden rays of light over the soaring mountains. A gentle breeze drifts through the lush forest as flocks of birds emerge from its depths, performing spectacular aerial displays in the dazzling morning sky. Down below, the sleeping village, tucked away inside the green valley, awakens to the sound of thundering church bells. Suddenly it is teeming with life as the villagers appear, welcoming the new day and attending to their daily morning affairs.
In the surrounding houses, people sit under shady vine trees, eating refreshing watermellon and grandfathers engage themselves in games of backgammon and cards. As the day progresses however, the peaceful atmoshphere of the village is disturbed by the swarms of tourists who come to visit this hidden treasure and escape from the mad bustle of city life. By mid-day, the taverns are overflowing with people, and the mouthwatering smell of juicy kebabs roasting on spits lingers in the air. In the baking heat of the afternoon, the hillsides are scattered with families and couples having picnics under the shelter of the ancient pine forest.
In the heart of the village, a group of teenagers slouch at a café, gossiping and boisterous as the sun sets overhead splashing the sky in a vivid brilliance of red, orange and pink. As dusk descends, the crowds of tourists slowly begin to depart. The lines of buses and lavish cars, head back from whence they came, leaving the village to rest from the hectic day. The silhouettes of two fisherman appear upon the small, shimmering lake as the light begins to fade. Silence prevails once more, the only sound being chirping crickets. The village drifts into its peaceful slumber once more as the mellow tune of a flute plays into the starry night... ?? ?? ?? ??
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