Peace in Adversity

October 11, 2019

A king made an  announcement to offer a  prize to the artist who created the best painting depicting peace.  Many painters sent the king several of their best paintings.
One of the paintings,  among the various masterpieces, was of a calm lake perfecting mirroring peaceful towering snow-capped mountains.
Overhead was a clear blue sky with fluffy clouds. The painting was perfect. Most people who viewed the paintings of peace from various artists, thought that it
was the best among all.But when the king announced the winner, everyone was shocked.  The painting which won the prize had mountains too, but they were rugged and bare.
The sky felt very angry, there was lightning, and this did not look peaceful at all.   It looked like the artist had mistakenly submitted a painting depicting a storm, rather than peace.
But if one looked closely at the painting, they saw a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock.  In the bush, a mother bird had built her nest. In the midst of the fury of adverse weather, the bird sat on her nest in peace.
Author Unknown

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