Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 29: Light

This picture (again from Internetland since its been grey & rainy here) reminds me of a story I read when I was younger.

An old man had three sons. He was close to dying, and wanted to make sure his oldest son was fit to receive the inheritance. He gave each son an amount of money, and told them that whichever could fill the entire room, floor to ceiling and wall to wall, with what they purchase with only the money given would inherit the farm.
The oldest son thought, and then bought all the hay he could. He put it all in the room, but it wasn't enough to fill it. The middle son bought grain, but that didn't fill the room. The youngest son bought two items that he put in his pocket. When he returned to the house, his brothers laughed and mocked him. He quietly pulled the candle and match out of his pocket, and filled the room with light.

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