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The Craftsman and The Toy Soldier
Once Upon A Time, there was a master Craftsman.
A genius; the only one of his kind.
He could take lumps of marble that appeared unworkable and, dissecting them like one would a mathematical problem, turn them into beautiful sculptures with angles and edges that seemed impossible.
He could take a blank canvas and paint a scene of such magnitude that it astounded all those that looked upon it. For he saw what other painters did not see. He saw the lines and details that others missed.
But the Craftsman had a fatal flaw. He was aware of his talent, and placed himself on a pedestal higher than anyone else. When he tried to explain his work to others, they shunned him, not wanting to accept his knowledge. The Craftsman refused to change his elitist views and remained segregated from society; his only companion the skills that he possessed.
However, all that changed when he met the Toy Soldier. Despite being different from his normal work, the Craftsman saw a problem, a challenge to solve. For this Toy Soldier was broken, with no motivation to keep on marching. The Craftsman decided to try and fix the Toy Soldier, and began showing him glimpses of how he viewed the world.
And the Toy Soldier, unlike all the others, thought the Craftsman brilliant.
He started marching on without realising; following obediently in the Craftsman’s footsteps. He was fixed.
With all his endless belief in the Craftsman, the Toy Soldier did something no one else had done before. He proved that in the man who seemed to strive for perfection in his work over meaning, there was a heart after all.