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The Island

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived:  Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others including Love.

One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all repaired their boats and left. Love was the only one who stayed.
Love wanted to persevere until the last possible moment. When the
island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat.  Love said,
"Richness, can you take me with you?"  

Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver  in my boat.  There is no place here for you."

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful
vessel, "Vanity, please help me!"  

"I can't help you Love.  You are all wet and might damage my boat,"  Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked for help,  "Sadness, let me 
go with you."  

"Oh...Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"

Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her! 

Suddenly, there was a voice, "Come Love, I will take  you."  It was an elder.  Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that he even forgot to ask the elder her name. 

When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way.  Love realizing how much he owed the elder asked Knowledge, another
elder, " Who helped me?"  

"It was Time," Knowledge answered.

"Time?"   asked Love.  "But why did Time help me?"

Knowledge smiled with deep Wisdom and answered, "Because only
Time is capable of understanding how great Love is."

Author Unknown