Most Beautiful Heart
One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley. A large crowd gathered and they all admired his heart for it was perfect. There was not a mark or a flaw in it. Yes, they all agreed it truly was the most beautiful heart they had ever seen. The young man was very proud and boasted more loudly about his beautiful heart.
Suddenly, an old man appeared at the front of the crowd and said, “Why your heart is not nearly as beautiful as mine.”
The crowd and the young man looked at the old man’s heart. It was beating strongly, but full of scars, it had places where pieces had been removed and other pieces put in, but they didn’t fit quite right and there were several jagged edges. In fact, in some places there were deep gouges where whole pieces were missing.
The people stared — how can he say his heart is more beautiful, they thought? The young man looked at the old man’s heart and saw its state and laughed.
“You must be joking,” he said. “Compare your heart with mine, mine is perfect and yours is a mess of scars and tears.”
“Yes,” said the old man, “Yours is perfect looking but I would never trade with you. You see, every scar represents a person to whom I have given my love – I tear out a piece of my heart and give it to them, and often they give me a piece of their heart which fits into the empty place in my heart, but because the pieces aren’t exact, I have some rough edges, which I cherish, because they remind me of the love we shared. “Sometimes I have given pieces of my heart
away, and the other person hasn’t returned a piece of his heart to me. These are the empty gouges — giving love is taking a chance.
Although these gouges are painful, they stay open, reminding me of the love I have for these people too, and I hope someday they may return and fill the space I have waiting. So now do you see what true beauty is?”
The young man stood silently with tears running down his cheeks. He walked up to the old man,
reached into his perfect young and beautiful heart, and ripped a piece out. He offered it to the old man with trembling hands.
The old man took his offering, placed it in his heart and then took a piece from his old scarred heart and placed it in the wound in the young man’s heart. It fit, but not perfectly, as there were some jagged edges. The young man looked at his heart, not perfect anymore but more beautiful than ever, since love from the old man’s heart flowed into his. They embraced and walked away side by side.
for someone who could go out and have fun with you, would you consider her a friend?? i feel that a person who could share painful times with me is a much more suitable friend.
friendship and love relationship are very similar. very fragile and needs a lot of care. good friends need not be declare soulfully to each other. but when a friendship is under the attack of a gossip-monger or a trouble maker, the nature of the friendship is laid out stark clear for all to see – it either crumbles to pieces or stands solid.
the wound you gave me had hurt very badly before. but now, the wound has mended. although there is a scar now, it is almost like a decoration on my heart. i have moved on. thank you for the lesson you have given me on life. thank you.
围观者都目瞪口呆 – 他怎么说自己的心更好看呢？？年轻人见到老人的心，笑了。
老人接过了年轻人的那块心，放入了自己的心中，然后再从自己的心中掏出一块把年轻人心中的孔补上。是蛮吻合的，但是不是完全吻合，因为边上还是有点凹凸不平。年轻人看了看自己的心 – 不是完美无缺了，但是却更美丽了，因为爱从老人的心涌入了他的心中。他们互相拥抱，并肩而走了。
友情和爱情很相似。都是很脆弱，需要好好维系的。好朋友，不是用嘴说说就是的。在一些闲杂人员干扰和企图破坏的情况下，一段友情的本质完全显现出来 – 不是完全破灭就是能经历考验。