Once upon a time, there was an island where the feelings of Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and Love lived together in harmony.
Suddenly one day it was announced to all the island would sink, and all should prepare their boats to leave.
Love was the only one who decided to remain, for Love felt loyal to all her companions until the very end.
When Love had no choice but to leave, she decided to ask her friends for help.
Riches passed by Love in an expensive and beautiful boat.
Love asked, “Richness, can you take me with you?”
Riches answered, “No, I can’t. My gold and silver has taken over my life, so there is no room in the boat for you.”
Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by,
“Vanity, please help me!” pleaded Love.
“I can’t help you Love. You are all wet and will probably damage my boat,” Vanity snapped back.
Sadness was close by so Love asked for help:
“Sadness, let me go with you.”
“Oh — Love, I am so sad that I prefer to go alone.”
Happiness passed by Love too, but he was so happy that he did not listen when Love called out.
Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come, Love, I will take you.”
It was an elderly person dressed in tatters.
Love became so happy that she even forgot to ask the name of the elder.
When they arrived safely on the other side, Love asked Knowledge who the mysterious person was.
“He goes by the name of Time.”
“Time? But why did Time help me?”
“Because only Time can understand the value of Love in our lives.”