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In a not so far away land lived a family. Father, mother, sister, and brother were happy together.
Until one day a strange little form of life appeared. They were very uncomfortable because it was very different from everything they had ever seen.
Not knowing what to do and how to deal with that difference, they put it in a shoe box and kept the box in the closet.
Every now and then, they would check on the gray being now living with them. But the siblings did nothing but peek with an eye through a crack made on the carton, and the parents never got close to it.
A certain afternoon the brother asked the sister to lend him her light.
“But it won’t work with you,” she replied to his request.
“I just want to try and see what that thing really is.”
He walked toward the closet and quietly said: “And maybe kill it, so we don’t have to deal with it. I don’t want any trouble.”
The sister, who was a very good listener, was able to hear her brother’s thoughts. She told her parents he was planning to kill that being to get rid of something he considered a trouble.
No one cared.
“Better eliminate it than living any hassle,” said the father.
“Yes, we should always prevent any future inconvenience,”
reinforced the mother.
“But it’s a being. And right now it is so peaceful in its own way,” exclaimed the sister before running back to the room where she found her brother looking into the box.
“Don’t kill it brother,” she startled him.
“Oh, but it now looks like a bat.”
“Is it a bat? And do we have to kill bats?”
“Why don’t we let it go? Just allow it to fly away!”
“Because it looks like it could become two, and harm our family.”
“I don’t understand, brother. Did it reproduce?”
“Does it make threatening moves?”
“Let me take a look.”
The sister cast her light into the box.
“Brother, come and take another peek!” she cried surprised.
“I told you. It must now be a monster, and we have got to kill it,” without the courage to look again, the brother left the room. “I am going to find the right weapon.”
“No, brother,” she stopped him. “It is so tiny. It is so lovely! I am sure it’s harmless. It might even not survive outside this box we’ve created.”
“I told you only with your light it would be revealed.”
“So why don’t you go and find your light? Maybe then there will be no more 'gray' beings. In the light of Love we are equal; we are all whole, and there is no fear.”
Not knowing what to do and how to deal with that difference, they put it in a shoe box and kept the box in the closet. Every now and then, they would check on the gray being now living with them. But the siblings did nothing but peek with an eye through a crack made on the carton…
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