Once upon a time, in a distant land, there lived a small village of humble people. They were peaceful, living simple lives and enjoying the lovely scenery provided by their idyllic surroundings.
One day, while the villagers were going about their business, they noticed a strange presence in the sky. It had the shape of a large bird and was flying in circles above the village. As the days went by, the bird would come back again, until the villagers noticed with alarm that the bird was a vulture.
The vulture had come to the village for the same reason vultures always do – it had spotted something dead nearby and was looking for a meal. The villagers, naturally alarmed by the vulture’s presence, decided to take action.
They decided to build a small shelter for the vulture in the village. Every night, the villagers would fill the shelter with food, which the vulture gratefully accepted. It became a regular occurrence for the vulture to come to the village and feast on the food given to it.
In time, the villagers began to appreciate the presence of the vulture, as it was a symbol of death and destruction, but also of life and of new beginnings. It reminded them that when something ends, something else always begins.
The villagers also learned a valuable lesson from the vulture – that nothing should be taken for granted. They learned to be grateful for what they had and to appreciate the little things in life.
The moral of this story is that death and destruction are inevitable in life but can bring life and new beginnings in their wake. We should appreciate the present and look for the opportunities in every situation. Nothing should be taken for granted, for life is fragile and fleeting. In the end, it is up to us to make the most of our time on this earth.