Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Love and Time

This happens to be a personal favourite since a long time back. Read it in a children's magazine, but the full message did not hit me until I sat down to read it out to my kid sister who was 7 at that time. Since then, I have shared it with scores of people, mostly kids. And it never fails to cheer me up (as well as those listening).

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others including Love. However, one day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all prepared their boats and left. Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to stay until it started sinking. When Love was almost sinking, she decided to ask for help.
Richness was passing by Love in a beautiful boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?”
Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There are a lots of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”
Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by, “Vanity, please help me!” “I can’t help you Love. You are all wet and can probably 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 prefer to go alone!”
Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not listen when Love called her.
Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come Love, I will take you.” It was an elderly. Love was so happy that she even forgot to ask the name of the elderly.
When they arrived to the other side, Love asked Knowledge who the elderly was.
Knowledge said, “It was Time. The greatest and the oldest of the grand desires.”
“Time?” said Love “But why did Time help me?”
“Because only Time knows how great Love is…”

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  1. Awww, what a lovely story! I loved it and will share it with everybody around me...Thanks:)


  2. This is so true...
    Time does value true love...

  3. amazing thoughts you have. enjoyed reading. moreover you are from my native. manipal. i misssssssssssssss manipal.

  4. Oh...mahn. Soooo luvly


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