24.05.2019 | Anna Moroz
There were three sisters who lived by the sea. The first sister Dayana had a gift. She could speak to the sea animals. The second sister Xanna had a gift, too. She could talk to the birds. The third sister Kristiana could speak to the trees.
Every day Dayana walked to the sea and talked and played with the sea animals. Before walking Xanna took corn, water and her bag and went to the mountain to the birds. She put the food for birds on the ground and talked with them. Kristiana put on a beautiful dress and went to the forest. In the forest she sang songs for the trees. The sisters lived in peace, joy, and love.
There was a neighbor Ariadna who lived nearby. She had a gift, too. She could swop the day into the night. Every day Ariadna watched the sisters. She wanted their gifts. Ariadna hated her gift. She thought that her gift was useless and simple. She wanted to talk to the animals and nature.
The time was passing by - month after month, summer after summer, and year after year. But darkness filled the heart of Ariadna. One night she went to a witch and asked her for help. Then the witch sent a spell: Dayana would have laziness, Xanna would envy and Kristiana would have pride.
The last day came. Ariadna got up, opened her eyes and smiled. “Good day” - she said. She ran to the forest and sang to the trees, after that she ran to the sea and sea animals talked and jumped around her. Then she ran to the mountain and birds spoke with her and flew around her. She was happy. After that she ran close to the sisters’ house where she saw that Dayana slept on her bed, Xanna swore and shouted at Kristiana. Ariadna laughed and ran away.
A week after Ariadna noticed that all that week there was only darkness. When she came to the sea, she saw dead animals. Then she quickly ran to the mountain but there were no birds. The nature changed, the leaves fell, the grass became gray. All around was dark and silent.
Ariadna understood her mistake. She was wrong. She sat down on the grass and cried, “I am sorry, it’s my fault, I was jealous. I get it now - my gift is very important. I don’t want animals, nature to die.” And she put down her head on her hands and cried out loud.
Soon after that sunshine rays came out. Everything began to wake up. The darkness was replaced by the light.
Ariadna appreciated her gift for the rest of her life.