FLOWER IN THE DESERT
November 1, 1999
This happened many, many summers ago.
--- Loki --- Sent in by Toshi Harris --- Alabama
There was a young flower in the desert where all was dry and sad
looking. It was growing by itself enjoying every day and saying to
the sun "When shall I be grown up"?
And the sun would say "Be patient, each time I touch you, you grow a little".And she was so
pleased because she would have a chance to bring beauty to this corner
of sand. And this is all she wanted to do---bring a little bit of
beauty to this world.
One day the hunter came by and stepped on her. She was going to
die and she felt so sad, not because she was dying but because she
would not have a chance to bring a little bit of beauty to this corner
of the desert.
The great spirit saw her, and was listening. "Indeed", he said, "she
should be living". And he reached down and touched her and gave her
And she grew up to be a beautiful flower...and this corner of the desert
became so beautiful because of her.