God in his/her infinite kindness and greatness decided to throw a challenge! He had created his exceptional work: the Man. He innovative and meticulous he wanted to take the test. He sought (the humans being thinking animals) to give a pearl to each one (member of the species). He wanted to evaluate/to test the cunning and the people's intelligence! He wanted to discover the cares and the efficiency! He wanted to complete of the behaviors and valorization! He wanted to know the multiplication or subtraction!
The people any some would receive the identical gift. Nobody could complain about an eventual discrimination or bad luck. Anything of weeping and lamentation (by corners and recess)! Inappropriate comments! The gift would begin in the first instants of the conception and he would extend until the ending of the existence. He abstained from interrogating to the competitors of wanting to participate or not of the game. All without any exception would need to confront with the fate. He, God sought, along the centuries, to "attend, of skybox, the issue of the conduct of the species."
He observed imaginary scenes, other thoughtless ones in the stage of the life. He appeared each one, nor in prophecy or dream could it be glimpsed. Some, in the first hours/moments, waste the pearl! Other for some misfortune/profit, they saw each other private! Some in the time went increasing beauty and quality to the present! Many, even of ephemeral use, they seemed satisfied (with the time dado)! Other more, in decades of guard, they made sublime use. They tried, of all the forms and means, to increase and to prolong the utility. The day in spite of the good and multiple years seemed them ephemeral. They lamented in the last moment the departure (without return)! Each one his way knew how to abbreviate or to prolong the courtesy!
The pearl in practice linked to the number of days/time lived on the Earth. Many abbreviated us with rushes, criminalities, drug addict, gluttonies, madness, speeds, addictions... Few, with parsimony and wisdom, they got to increase/to multiply time. They live long journey (without function of the modesty and rationality). These, creative God, considered slender and noble! It fit to each one the opportunity to abbreviate or to prolong his/her number. The smartness and the ability are in the cares! The imprudence abbreviates and the prudence multiplies!
Wise person is that that gets long life! Live the pleasure of every day (as it was the last). Take care and it ennobles that patrimony very much! Thank God, every minute (through the actions), for it being one of the privileged ones.
Author: Guido Lang
Book: “Stories of the Colonies”
Translator: Leandro Matias Müller
Image credit: http://tucatupada.com.br/a-ostra-e-a-perola/