Tuesday, December 19, 2006

All the pearls in the world . . .

Long time ago there lived a woman at the shore of the River Nile.
She had just given birth to a boy, but the king of the country had given order to kill all new-born boys.
She made a basket of reeds and put the little boy into the basket and prayed that God would save him from the cruel death as she pushed the basket into the soft waves of the river Nile.
As she pushed the basket in the river Nile, a tear fell from her eye . . . It run slowly down her cheek and dripped into the water.
At the bottom of the river was a cockle.
It saw the tear-drop fell into the water and started to sink down towards the bottom of the river.
Just when the tear-drop reached the bottom, the cockle caught it and hid it under its heart.
There, under the cockle’s heart . . . . the tear-drop slowly turned into a pearl.

It is said . . . That when the world comes to an end . . . All the pearls in the world will be collected . . . . and shown to God . . . So He can se how many tears the human have been crying.



BBC said...

Keep this in mind. That is just a story and most likely isn't true.

Humankind has the ability to determine it's own future, if it just would.

Those old stories cause too many problems here. People look for them to become true instead of saying "We can overcome that."

Forget the past, look forward, create the future.

Kirsten N. Namskau said...

Billy, I try to comfort all those who have a hard life. Let me pick up their tears, turn them into pearls and hide them in a box of golden clouds. When I die, I will take them with me to heaven...

BBC said...

Parts of all of our lives have been hard, I just accept it and move on. What is behind me is behind me and there is no point in my whining about it.

I'm always looking ahead, to making tomorrow a better day. Not for me though, for the world. These wars, greed, starvation, things like that drive me nuts.

You can take anything you like to heaven, it's your heaven. But keep in mind that a part of you is still going to be here, just flowing through a different body is all. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

dear kristin... after thursday i am done with finals and then i will take a look at your book.

i hope they have it on shelves at Barnes and Noble.

i am an avid reader and not easily entertained so the book BETTER be interesting...or else...

Kirsten N. Namskau said...

Vinicio: If they don't have it, ask them to order it from Ingrams, Remember the ISBN: 18440 17370