A Liger’s Tale, IV. Kiera


So it began.

Kiera learned she was summoned to the monastery’s Other room which represented, The forth power: Time.

One fact remained she knew the name Ciara whom she was named after was an Irish saint who established a monastery at Kilkeary in the 7th century. Hmv began telling the story.

A carpenter and his apprentices were traveling through the province of Qi in search of building materials. They saw a giant tree; five men holding hands could not encompass its girth, and its crown reached almost to the clouds.

“Let’s not waste our time with this tree,” said the master carpenter. “It would take us forever to cut it down. If we wanted to make a ship out of that heavy trunk, the ship would sink. If we tried to use it to build a roof, the walls would have to be specially reinforced.”

The group continued on its way. One of the apprentices remarked, “Such a big tree and no use to anyone!” “That’s where you’re wrong,” said the master carpenter. “The tree was true to its own destiny. If it had been like all the others, we would have cut it down. But because it had the courage to be different, it will remain alive and strong for a long time.”

The master spoke this story through silence Kiera listened ears forward eyes fully open. She stood still~ difficult it was. Today extra effort. She understood without words exhanged.

Often timidity got the better of her today she felt strength within.

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