“What is the meaning of a vast, deep sea if love wishes to cross it and dive into it, my
friend?” sang Anila.
The monkeys all stopped their work to dance and answer Anila’s riddle.
“The sea will become a lake and love will become a pair of golden puppets on the
water’s surface. The depth of the ocean will vanish, the vastness of the sea will be crossed
and the pair of golden puppets will bathe in the lake.”
“What is the meaning of two very distant lands if love wishes to unite them, my
friend?” asked Cucak Rawun.
“The vast land will become but a handful of earth traversed by the wings of love.
Who else, other than love, can fly like a bolt of lightning? Not just land, but even heaven
can be crossed in just an instant if love flies with its wings,” answered the monkeys in
response to Cucak Rawun’s song.
“What is the meaning of a high and mighty mountain if love wishes to destroy it,
my friend?” Kapi Menda sang loudly and melodiously.
“The mountain will be razed to the ground and the lovers who were hiding on
opposite sides of it will face each other. Even though they had been yearning for each
other when they were apart, they will be shy when the mountain that had kept them
apart collapses. But as the power of the mountain crumbles, their shyness will also
crumble and they will embrace each other on the remains of the mountain that once
separated them,” answered the monkeys.