A long time ago, before the world was created and humans set foot on it for the first time virtues and vices floated around and were bored, not knowing what to do.
One day, all the vices and virtues were gathered together and were more bored than ever. Suddenly, Indigenous came up with an idea:Let’s play hide and seek.”
All of them liked the idea and immediately Madness shouted: “I want to count!” And since nobody was crazy enough to want to seek Madness, all others agreed. Madness leaned against a tree and started to count: “One, two, three..”As Madness counted, the vices and virtues went hiding. Tenderness hung itself on the horn of the moon.
Treason hid on a pile of garbage.Fondness curled up between the clouds and Passion went to the center of the earth
Lie said that it would hide under a stone, but hid at the bottom of the lake, while Avarice entered a sack that ended up breaking. And Madness continued to count: “seventy-nine, eighty, eighty-one…”By this time, all the vices and virtues were already hidden – except Love.
For undecided Love is, he could not decide where to hide.And this should not surprise us, because we know how difficult it is to hide Love.
Madness: “ninety-five, ninety-six, ninety-seven…” Just when Madness got to one hundred, Love jumped into a rose bush where he hid.
And Madness turned around and shouted: “I’m coming! I’m coming!”As Madness turned around, Laziness was first to be found, because Laziness had no energy to hide.
Then he spotted Tenderness in the horn of the moon,Lie at the bottom of the lake and Passion at the center of the earth.
One by one, Madness found them all – except Love.
Madness was getting desperate, unable to find Love.
Envious of Love, Envy whispered to Madness: “You only need to find Love, and Love is hiding in the rose bush.”Madness grabbed a wooden pitchfork and stabbed wildly at the rose bush.Madness stabbed and stabbed until a heartbreaking cry made him stop.
Love appeared from the rose bush, covering his face with his hands. Between his fingers ran two trickles of blood from his eyes.Madness, so anxious to find Love, had stabbed out Loves eyes with a pitchfork.What have I done! What have I done!” Madness shouted. “I have left you blind. How can I repair it”And Love answered: “You cannot repair my eyes. But if you want to do something for me, you can be my guide.”
And so it came about that from that day on, Love is blind and is always accompanied by Madness.
-Need I say more?The end gives it all away..
there are clandestine meanings along the way of the tale
but the most important of all is the lesson
that one cannot thrive without the other
such as there can be no LOVE without MADNESS
or we do something CRAZY once in while for the
person we fancy or the person of our affections.
and that perhaps,is really one of life’s greatest mysteries
we could never comprehend
just let it be.
because that’s the way LIFE goes,
and it really is AMAZING once you get the hang of it 🙂 ♥
(Disclaimer: This is just a story I read from the internet from way back and posted it in my notes on my facebook page). I just wanted to share this story even though it’s been long posted.