Still my favourite love story. “BUT IT’S SO sAD¡¡¡¡” Yes, life is bittersweet. But Baucis and Philemon loved each other so deeply that life without the other was unimaginable, unhindered by age and unwithered by time. Modernity places no value on longevity. It sees only the superficial. But the roots of the tree are always deeper than the leaves.
We should all seek to emulate the wisdom of the couple in question.
I’m old enough now that memories burnt into my brain feel free to come and go like old friends. Being a storyteller and a lover of lore, it comes as no surprise that stories come and go as I await the coming of the first grey hair to my autumn coloured beard. I find that fabled visits and temporal lessons make life all the richer, when you let them pass at leisure. The meaning of a tale is freer, it comes like a breath of air, natural, fitting. It is a measure for what is true in life and what is not, for the lessons not worth learning seem like dross, wont to fade away unmourned. And that which you seize and choke, may give meaning, but never so willingly as thoughts run free.
I should like to tell you such a story that comes and goes. It is a…
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