By Paulo Coelho
An Australian legend tells of a wizard who was strolling with his three sisters when the most famous warrior of the region came up to him.
- I want to marry one of these beautiful girls – he said.
- If one of them gets married, the others are going to think they are ugly. I am looking for a tribe whose warriors can have three wives – answered the wizard as he walked away.
And for many a year he traveled all over the Australian continent but never managed to find such a tribe.
- At least one of us could have been happy – said one of the sisters when they were already old and weary from so much wandering.
- I was wrong – answered the wizard. – But now it’s too late.
And he turned the three sisters into blocks of stone.
Visitors to the Blue Mountains National Park near Sydney can see them – and understand that the happiness of one does not mean the sadness of others.
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