*A refurbished story of a time-less tale….
Once upon a time, there was an island where all the ‘feelings’ lived; happiness, sadness, knowledge, LOVE, etc. It was announced to all the ‘feelings’ that the island would sink, so all the ‘feelings’ began to pack up and set sail on their constructed boats. Except for LOVE.
LOVE was the only one that decided to hold on until the last possible moment and stayed. When the island began to sink, LOVE decided to ask for help.
Security was passing by LOVE in a large boat, LOVE said, “Security, can you take me with you?” Security answered “No, I can’t. There is a lot of material stuff in my boat and no place here for you.”
LOVE decided to ask Vanity who was passing by in a beautiful looking vessel, “Vanity, can you please help me?”; “I can’t help you LOVE, you are all wet and might damage my boat” Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by and so LOVE asked, “Sadness, let me go with you!”, “Oh, LOVE, I am sad and need to be by myself!”
Happiness passed LOVE by, so enthralled with happiness, LOVE’s cries were not even heard.
Suddenly there was a voice, “Come LOVE, I will take you.” Feeling so grateful LOVE forgot to ask who this helpful presence was or where they were going, just blessed to be in this elder presence.
When they arrived at dry land, this presence went on its own way and LOVE realized how much was owed to this elder presence. So, LOVE asked Knowledge, another elder, “Who was it that helped me?” — “It was TIME,” Knowledge answered. “Time?” asked LOVE. “Why did Time help me?”
Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered; “because only TIME is capable of understanding how valuable LOVE is.”