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Age & Wisdom

Yesterday's storm had provided a few beautiful ones. 'Here, I'll show you a little trick with these' he said. 'You have to hold them up against your ear, like this.' With an anticipating smile the child did what he said. After a few seconds it looked up with a puzzled look on its face. 'Can you hear it?' he asked. 'That's the sea.' The child listened again and nodded. As it walked away contently with this new discovery he picked one up out of the sand and listened. Then he looked over his shoulder at the waves and felt confused.

Story by:

Paul van Leusden

23 June 2012