..when Narcissus died, the goddesses of the forest appeared and found the lake which had been fresh water, transformed into a lake of salty tears.
“Why do you weep?” The goddesses asked
“I weep for Narcissus,” the lake replied.
“Ah, it is no surprise that you weep for Narcissus,” they said, “for though we always pursued him in the forest, you alone could contemplate his beauty close at hand.”
“But…was Narcissus beautiful?” The lake asked.
“Who better than you to know that?” The goddesses said in wonder.” After all it was by your banks that he knelt each day to contemplate himself!”
The lake was silent for sometime.
Finally it said: “I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful.”
“I weep because each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected.”
Narcissus finds comfort in the Lake, vice versa.
Someone/something in your life can make you realize your worth and dreams.
Beauty is relative. Assumptions are relative.
By helping other, the other is helping you as well thru the process of you helping. By helping you can learn wisdom. By helping you can find yourself happy.
[Still thinking for more deep-rooted meaning]
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Certainly…Reflections will magnify of who we really are.☺Self Worth will build more esteem and confidence that makes us conquer all trials and tribulations. ☺