“Said one oyster to a neighboring oyster, ‘I have a very great pain within me. It is heavy and round and I am in distress.’ And the other oyster replied with haughty complacence, ‘Praise be to the heavens and to the sea, I have no pain within me. I am well and whole both within and without.’ At that moment a crab was passing by and heard the two oysters, and he said to the one who was well and whole both within and without, ‘Yes, you are well and whole; but the pain that your neighbor bears is a pearl of exceeding beauty.’”
Not really sure why I thought of the saying.. perhaps the pain I have gone through the past few days has been tremendous..and the result is..I need a publisher. I don’t know how to go about finding a publisher.. If you know anyone who can help me, please do mail me.