Once upon a time, there was an island where all feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others including Love.
One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all repaired their boats and left. Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to persevere until the last possible moment.
When the island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for help. Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said,
“Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness answered,
“NO, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place for you.”
Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel,
“Vanity, please, help me!”
“I can’t help you Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat,” Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by, so Love asked for help,
“Sadness, let me go with you.”
“Oh…Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!”
Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her!
Suddenly, there was a voice,
“Come Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that he even forgot to ask the elder her name.
When they arrived on dry land, the elder went her own way. Love, realising how much he owed the elder asked Knowledge, another elder,
“Who helped me?”
“It was Time,” Knowledge answered.
“Time?” Asked Love.
“But why did Time help me?”
Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered,
“Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is.”
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Thanks to Daren Bullock [email protected]