The Stream in the Desert

A mountain stream flowed down into the desert.

There, the stream saw the wind crossing the desert. “I too want to cross over!” shouted the stream.

“Let the wind absorb you,” advised the sand. “The wind will take you to the ocean.”

“But I’m a stream! I don’t want to be absorbed by the wind, and I’ve never heard of this ocean you speak of.”

“Trust me,” said the sand. “I know. I myself stretch to the ocean.”

So the stream released itself into the arms of the wind, and later, the stream fell into the ocean, drop by drop.


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Tiny Tales from the Sufis (Amazon, Author) by Laura Gibbs. Copyright 2020. Licensed CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 and mirrored here with permission.