A Short Story by Florence Mary – June 6, 1993.

The student woke from a long sleep
And the teacher appeared.
“What can I create for you today?”
Asked the teacher.

“Nothing”, answered the student, ” for I must create my own life”

The student spent the day creating with his thoughts,
Then he slept a deep sleep.
When he woke the teacher appeared.
“What can I do for you today?” asked the teacher.

“Nothing”, said the student, “for I must now do for myself with my own strength”.

The student spent the day doing the things he had thought of the day before.
Then he slept a deep, untroubled sleep
When he awoke, the teacher appeared.
“What can I give to you today?”, asked the teacher.

“Nothing”, said the student,
“for I can give nothing back to the world if I cannot give it to myself”.

The teacher smiled and the student asked,
“What can I give to you, master?”

“Nothing”, said the teacher,” for you have already given what you can”.

“But I have given nothing”, said the student, “except my love”.

“Then you have given everything”, said the teacher.

They embraced and the master and the student parted.
Each continued on their paths toward the great sea of light.

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Steven

52 year old artist (Obelious Arts & Photography), outdoorsman, nature lover, spirit lover and one of Florence Mary's closest friends. Currently existing in Nelson BC, Canada.