A story for the spirit of new beginnings from my favorite writer

The following story appeared in Paulo Coelho’s blog recently. I love to share it with all who feel close to me…

During the Ice Age many animals died because of the cold. Seeing this situation, the porcupines decided to group together, so they wrapped up well and protected one another.

But they hurt one another with their thorns, and so then they decided to stay apart from one another.

They started to freeze to death again.
So they had to make a choice: either they vanished from the face of the earth or they accepted their neighbor’s thorns.

They wisely decided to stay together again. They learned to live with the small wounds that a very close relationship could cause, because the most important thing was the warmth given by the other.

And in the end they survived

Wishing you all meaningful Christmas and peace & love throughout 2011 !
With Love LJ

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14 responses

  1. This reminds me of the storey of 4 Bulls, when lived together, fought against their common enemy Lion. When they quarelled eachother, became the prey of the lion.

  2. “They learned to live with the small wounds that a very close relationship could cause, because the most important thing was the warmth given by the other.”

    Very often ,we forget that this is what makes life what it is 🙂

    Best wishes !

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