* Bowl of Light *

There is an ancient Hawaiian story that says that each child has, at birth, a bowl of perfect light. If he tends to his light, it will grow in strength and he can do all things - swim with sharks, fly with the birds, know and understand all things.

If however, he becomes envious, jealous, angry, or fearful, he drops a stone into his bowl of light and some of the light goes out. Light and the stone cannot hold the same space. If he continues to put stones in the bowl, the light will go out and he will become a stone himself. A stone does not grow, nor does it move.

If at any time he tires of being a stone, all he needs to do is turn the bowl upside down and the stones will fall away and the light will grow once more.

Pali Lee and John Koko Willis
Tales from the Night Rainbow
Night Rainbow Publishing, Inc., 1983

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