There was a woman called Colette and she was having a birthday, and her best friend in all the world gave her a present. And it was a very ordinary cardboard box with a lid. As soon as she had it in her hand it was clear to Colette that there was nothing in this box. It felt very light, and when her friend wasn't looking she gave it a little shake to see if the thing inside was so soft and so light that you could hardly feel it. But really, it was empty. Colette was bitterly disappointed and she put the box on the side and left it there.
Her friends kept asking, "When are you going to open your birthday present?" And she didn’t want to be hurt even more than she had been, by lifting the lid and proving that there was nothing in the box. She would rather not lift the lid and so always keep the mystery of never quite knowing. But eventually Colette was ready to take the lid off the box. So her friends gathered around her. She took the box off the side and put it on her lap and summoning all her courage, she took off the lid. It was empty. Or it seemed so. In fact but the box was absolutely full to over flowing with the love of her best friend for Colette. As the lid came off, the love bubbled up over the side of the box. It spread over Colette, over her friends and into every corner of the room.
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An illustrated selection of 15 little stories from Walk With Me. These stories were created while I was walking the road from Pamplona to Santiago. They carry with them profound spiritual meaning.....