Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.
The Rose and the Amaranth
A Rose and an Amaranth blossomed side by side in a garden, and the Amaranth said to her neighbor, "How I envy you your beauty and your sweet scent! No wonder you are such a universal favorite."
The Rose replied with a shade of sadness in her voice, "Ah, my dear friend, I bloom but for a time: my petals soon wither and fall, and then I die. But your flowers never fade, even if they are cut; for
they are everlasting."
"Greatness carries its own penalties."
… it might also be said, that one must beware envy of another's apparent worth; we know not what they suffer for it!