Mixed Feelings

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived such as Richness, Vanity, Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, Love, and all the other feelings.

However, one day it was announced to all that the island would sink, so all the mixed feelings prepared their boats to leave except for one.

Love was the only one deciding to stay on the island, for Love wanted to wait until it started sinking.

When the island was almost gone, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a beautiful boat.

Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?”

Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is too much gold and silver in my boat. There is no place in here for you.”

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by,

Vanity, please help me!”

“I can’t help you Love. You are all wet and will probably damage my boat,” Vanity answered.

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 him.

Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come, Love, I will take you.”

It was an elder.

Love became so happy that she even forgot to ask the name of the elder.

When they arrived at the other side, Love asked Knowledge who the elder was.

“It was Time.”

Time? But why did Time help me?”

“Because only Time is capable of understanding the greatness of Love.”