To H.T. – I know how much you were gearing up for 2010, the year where you would meet your true love. I’m not sure how the story unfolds now on the other side, but here’s a fairytale for you, wherever you are. I realise with much regret that I forgot to tell you how very much I appreciated all your unconditional help the past 2 years, and yes, that I would miss you too.
Once upon a time, there was a Horse who led a very busy, busy life. He was always running around, doing things even to the wee hours of the night, and would always help others whenever they felt tired.
One day, his friends asked him, “Horse, don’t you think you should spend more time on yourself? You have to take a break and enjoy life more!” Horse felt they made a good point and he started spending more time gazing at the stars every night and suddenly felt lonely. “How nice it would be to have someone to watch the beautiful scenery with,” he pondered.
He looked around but couldn’t seem to find anyone who wanted to stargaze with him. His friends told him, “That’s because you need to groom yourself more, silly Horse!” He got his mane plaited and his hooves polished and even learned how to trot in a more gentlemanly manner. But still, no one sat next to him at night. Horse soon decided it was much better being busy again and worked and worked without any break.
One night, as Horse was toiling in the fields, there was suddenly a bright flash of light. He looked up into the sky and saw a shooting star descending towards him. As the star approached, he saw that it was actually a beautiful, golden-fleeced lamb. The Golden Lamb landed next to the Horse and said, “For a while, you were the only one who appreciated my light every night. And then you stopped. Why is it so, Horse? I’ve missed you so much that I decided that tonight, I had to come down to be with you.”
From then on, the Horse and the Golden Lamb spent the rest of their lives appreciating earth’s magnificent sights together and lived happily ever after.