Pencil and Eraser – This is for parents and children …
Pencil: I’m sorry
Eraser: Why? You did nothing wrong.
Pencil: I’m sorry you hurt me. Whenever I make a mistake, you are always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes disappear, you lose your part. You get thinner and thinner each time.
Eraser: That’s true. But I don’t really have a problem. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you did something wrong. Even if one day, I know I’m going to leave and he’ll put me in a new position, happy with my job. So please stop worrying. I hate to see you sad.
I found this conversation between pencil and erase very encouraging. Parents are like a eraser and their children are a pencil. They are always ready for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way they get hurt, and then they get younger (older, and eventually they pass). Even though their children will eventually find a new person (spouse), parents are still happy with what they are doing for their children, and they will always hate to see their loved ones worry, or sad.
All my life, I have been a pencil.
And it pains me to see my parents lose weight, every day.
Because I know that one day, all I have left will be to erase the memories and the memories of what I had.