The Island

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the 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 they 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 asked, "Richness, can you take me with you?"

Richness answered, "No, I can't.  There's a lot of gold and silver in my boat.  There is no place here 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, can I go with you?"

"Oh, Love!  I am so sad, that I really need to be by myself!"

Then Happiness passed by Love, but she was so happy, that she did not even hear when Love called out to her!

Suddenly, there was a voice.  "Come Love, I will take you!"   It was an elder of Love.  Love felt so blessed and overjoyed, that he even forgot to ask the elder's name.  When they arrived at dry land, the elder went his own way.

Love, realizing how much he owed the elder, asked Knowledge, "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 with Time and Wisdom, are you capable of understanding how great Love is."

~ Author Unknown ~

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