Thursday, January 22, 2009

"The Daisy and Selfishness"

by Paulo Coelho

“I am a daisy in a field of daisies,” thought the flower. “Amidst others, it is impossible to notice my beauty.”

An angel heard what she was thinking and commented:

- But you are so pretty!

- I want to be the only one!

In order not to hear any complaints, the angel carried her off to a city square.

Some days later, the mayor went there with a gardener to make some changes to the square.

- There is nothing of interest here. Dig up the earth and plant geraniums.

- Hold on a minute! - cried out the daisy. - You’ll kill me if you do that!

- If there were some others like you, we could make some nice decoration - answered the mayor. - But there are no daisies to be found around here, and you on your own do not make a garden.

Then he tore the flower from the ground."