Truth and Story


Beginning of time, Truth walking naked and alone through world - was white, shining - so bright with light - people couldn't stand her - so Truth was alone and sad.

One day saw beautiful, colourful creature - clothed in all colours of the world. Was Story.

"Truth, why so sad?"

"No one wants me - they say I am too bright and shining."

"Then wear some of my clothes to cover your brightness. Walk together through world with me."

Now Truth and Story together. And Truth is no longer naked but clothed in the colours of Story. And Story has just a shine of Truth.

So both are always welcomed by everyone.

There are various versions of this tale.

Here is another story: Ugly Old Truth.

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