In shadows are secrets.
In sunlight are truths.
In confusion there are no directions.
In knowledge is purpose
Once a man found that he had gone to a water well too many times. The well was in a desert and it blossomed an oasis of green life is a sea of shifting sand. All his life he had gone to that well, drawing forth the water he and his family needed to sustain life. But upon this trip he found the trees withered, the dates shriveled and the well was empty. He cried out in denial because it could not be possible that the well was dry. Only the arid desert wind blew, the sands covered the once plush grass, and the heat beat down without mercy.
He knelt in subjection and implored his god as to why such misfortune had befallen him. The well had always quenched his thirst and watered his animals so he was spared of misery and sickness.
Once again the man pleaded with his god for a reason to his misfortune.
This time there came an answer.
"Because you took the well for granted. You were greedy of its location and hid it from your neighbors and hoarded all of its bounty just for you and yours. Now as Nature has done before, the spring below has dried up from no rain so it cannot supply the well for water."
"But what should I do now? We will die without this well."
"No you won't. The answer is simple. Dig another well and this time share. Greed has no true rewards."
Written January 1, 2012