An eye for a new eye
by Christos Polydorou
Once upon a time, a man, to prove to another man that he is capable of sharing, he gave another man a molehill. The man who received the molehill the next day came back with a mountain.
The next day the first man, because he was not really capable of sharing, came back with some brimstone, claiming it was from purgatory, itself. The man who received the brimstone next day came back with an ever-burning cauldron from hell.
The next day the first man, because he saw it as a competition, what was happening, between these two men, came back with a single drop in a jar, saying it was his tear. The man who received the jar with the tear in it came back the next day with, yes, you’ve guessed it, the seven seas.
The first man, because he really did not care so much to begin with, asked the question that, had he asked it in the beginning, would have saved him the minor trouble he went through to get the molehill, the brimstone, and the tear in a jar. “What can I show you that will be enough?”
“A new way of seeing.”