Old Ship DRE

The Weight of a Snowflake


The Weight Of A Snowflake –  origin unknown

“Tell me the weight of a snowflake,” a sparrow asked a wild dove.
“Nothing more than nothing,” was the answer.
“In that case I must you tell a marvelous story,” the sparrow said. “One day, I sat on a branch of a fir tree, close to its trunk, when it began to snow, not heavily, not a giant blizzard, no, just like in a dream, without any violence. Since I didn’t have anything better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles of my branch. Their number was exactly 3,741,952. When the next snowflake dropped onto the branch – nothing more than nothing, as you say – the branch broke off.”

Having said that, the sparrow flew away. The dove thought for a moment, then said to herself:
“Perhaps there is only one voice lacking for peace to come in our world.”