Once upon a time, in an island
there lived all the feelings and emotions : Happiness, Sadness,
Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was
announced to them that the island would sink! So all constructed
boats and left. Except for Love.
Love wanted to hold out until the last possible
When the island had almost sunk, Love decided
to ask for help.
Richness was passing by Love in a boat. Love
"Richness, can you take me with you?"
Richness answered, "Sorry Love, I can't. There is a lot of
gold and silver in my boat and so there is no place here for you."
Love next asked Vanity who was also sailing
by. Vanity was also ready with the same answer.
"I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my
boat," Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by so Love asked, "Sadness,
take me along with you."
"Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!",
sadness said in a sullen voice.
Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was
so preoccupied with her happiness 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. An overjoyed Love
jumped up into the boat and in the process forgot to ask where they
were going. When they arrived at a dry land, the elder went her
Realizing how much was owed to the elder,
Love asked Knowledge another elder, "Who Helped me?"
"It was Time," Knowledge answered.
"Time?" thought Love. Then, as if reading the face of
Love, Knowledge smiled and answered, "Because only Time is
capable of understanding how valuable Love is."
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