26 May 2011

I can't write better than this.

"Tell me the weight of a snowflake," a hawk asked a wild dove.

"Nothing more than nothing," was the answer.

"In that case, I must tell you a marvelous story," said the hawk.

"I sat on the branch of a fir. Close to its trunk it began to snow...not heavily, not a raging blizzard, no, just like in a dream, without any violence. Since I had nothing better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles of my branch. Their number was exactly 3,741,952 when the next snowflake dropped onto the branch. 'Nothing more than nothing', as you say, and the branch broke off." 

Having said that, the hawk flew away.

The dove, since Noah's time, an authority on peace, thought about the story for a while and finally said with resolve, "Perhaps only one person's voice is lacking for peace to come about in the world."

Somehow this reminds me of my blogger/friends who champion the causes they believe will benefit the people.  I salute them and respect them for all they do.

It's a pity that the author is unknown.  If anybody knows, please tell me.


Arun Paul said...

Beautiful :-)

Pat said...

I join you in saluting them, as they, too, wait for that one voice more . . . .

shanghai fish said...

Sometimes it is best the author is left as "unknown" as it stops us from being biased of a certain author's background to write such beautiful stories.
As for this piece, I'd say, "simply brilliant" !

STEEST said...


I thought so too. Sometimes, I am so glad I have a blog to share great stuff.


STEEST said...

Pat Darling,

You said it! In my heart of hearts, I believe that more people are awakening from their slumber.

This is because there are so many doing great work out there.


STEEST said...


I never looked at it that way. You are absolutely right!

Not knowing who the author is, has a great advantage.

That's brilliant too!


LC Teh said...

I found an answer here: http://www.passionatelyonpurpose.com/philosophy/tale-seasons/

STEEST said...


Actually, even in that link, the author is unknown. If you go into the “The Caribou” by Kurt Kauter, you'll not find the answer.

Thanks, anyway. It was very kind of you. :D

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