The Giant Leap
‘Bu-but, I don’t want to go!’
‘You have to, darling. You can’t change what’s been happening for umpteen generations now.’
‘How can I leave you all?’
‘It’d be only a matter of time before we joined you too, sweety, I promise. Besides, it’s not as if we’re destined to stay there forever.’
‘What do you mean? I thought this journey was once and for all and there’s no coming back?’
‘Of course, you’ll come back, my kitten! It may take a while, and you might have to endure some peculiar transformations on the way, but believe me when I say our life is a cycle. You will return here someday.’
‘What’s bothering you now, dear?’
‘Do I really have to do this? Isn’t it risky? What if I get lost in there?’
‘Life is all about willing to take risks, honey! You won’t grow if you don’t take a step out of your comfort zone. And you won’t get lost if you know what you’re doing.’
‘What am I doing? All I know is that I’m being forced to take a leap and I’m not even aware of the destination.’
‘There’s a purpose, there’s always a purpose. You’ll find it eventually, on your own. All you need to do is accept the gentle push when one is being given, you never know what difference you can make until you give it a try.’
And thus, the elder grey cloud convinced the little silver drop to take the chance and leave its comfort zone. Though the heavens wept for its departure, farmers down on earth shed happy tears as the seeds got ready to sprout.
Somewhere above, the grey clouds sighed in contentment as they saw the purpose of their children being fulfilled.
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