Like many stories weaved before, this story begins once upon a time.
In a land not so far away, there was a very special bowl of fruit.
Now, this particular fruit bowl didn’t immediately seem like there was anything special about it.
But when you look closely, despite so many different shapes and sizes and colors of all the many fruits sitting together in this fruit bowl, all the shapes and sizes and colors seemed to match in their own odd way, and it was pleasing to the eye.
Yes, this was one peaceful, happy fruit bowl.
Many people came far and wide to see this magnificent fruit bowl. Some people remarked how juicy the grapes looked, while others would wax lyrical about the freshness of the pineapples, and more still would drool and gaze upon the succulent strawberries.
The fruit bowl knew it was special, oh yes it did. It was not afraid to share its knowledge with others so that they could make pretty fruit bowls of their own too. People who didn’t know of the existence of this grand fruit bowl were soon duly informed by the army of messengers this bowl of fruit sent out to other lands.
Alas, as happy and gay all things were, such peace was not to last. It started with what was probably one of the biggest arguments that had ever taken place in the fruit bowl.
The disagreement was about how everyone should address The Big Fruit Tree In The Sky. Some fruits said it was okay for them to call it The Large Heavenly Fruit Tree, and others agreed. Then other fruits began saying it wasn’t okay, and everyone else should just stick to calling it The Big Fruit Tree In The Sky.
Many fruits had quite a loud bickering about this, and it went on for some time until the people from the far-off lands started talking more about the argument about The Big Fruit Tree In The Sky than about the beauty of the fruit bowl.
Suddenly, one day, the most unimaginable thing happened.
In the fruit bowl, there were many types of Magical Branches where fruits of the same kind could go to and talk about The Big Fruit Tree In The Sky among themselves. Some dastardly fruits had pelted a few of these Magical Branches with rotten seeds!
Immediately all the fruits began to worry. The leaders of the fruit bowl, the Big Fruits, told everyone to stay calm. They made a big fuss over the attacks on the Magical Branches, and the offending fruits were quickly caught and shamed.
Sadly, many fruits didn’t think the arguments would end there. They thought the Big Fruits were hiding something big from them, and they worried that more arguments could start in future.
They asked, what would happen to the fruit bowl now?
..to be continued..