Saturday, December 13, 2008

The candle story

Alice just had a new job posting in a new town…

She moved in to her new apartment, where she’s going to stay alone for the time being. Her neighbour stays a widow with 4 young children. Alice thought that they were rather a poor family, judging from their apartment condition, and the furniture, those sorts… She never bothers to greet them too… She thought they were in different worlds.

Then came one night, when the electricity tripped. The whole apartment block turned into darkness. Alice barely scraped for a candle and gratefully found some candles in the cupboard. Just as she was going to light it up, the door knocked. Someone was at the door!

Who could it be?

She opened the door and saw the child next door. Thinking that this child was here to borrow a torch light or some candles, she prepared to say that she didn’t have one…

And before she could open her mouth to reject, the boy handed over 2 candles and said: “mom thought you would need these, hope you take care in the dark. We are here if you need any help."

Alice was just…

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Any reflection from this story in life?

Life is more than just ourselves all the time...

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