The Most Fragile Gift
Once upon a time, in a little village in the mountains of Spain lived in solitude a master artist. He adored children visiting his workshop, and once a year he made special gifts for them: tiny and invaluable, and yet very fragile little gifts. The kids loved the delicate presents, but no matter how careful they were with them, after a while their beautiful gifts shattered into thousands of pieces. The children cried with bitter tears, and after some time, the master made them new ones, more beautiful and more alluring, but even more fragile.
One day, the parent of a boy knocked on the artist’s door and asked him:
“Master, my child loves your miniature gifts, but why do you make them so delicate and easily broken?
He is so happy when he receives them, but becomes so sad when he loses them.”
The artist smiled and said to the father: “Because one day, a girl will give your boy her heart. It is the most precious and the most fragile thing in the world. He learns now, on things that don’t matter at all, to care for what one day will matter the most.”
(inspired by an ancient story)
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