The Lump of Coal and the Diamond

A short fable about taking risks and the concepts of beauty and eternity…

Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

A young lump of coal was formed under the ground. He met a small but shiny diamond in the mine.

The wise and old diamond said to him, “Hide yourself well, and subject yourself patiently to time. Then many thousands of years later, you can gain radiance and an almost eternal form just like me!”