‘A Tale of Aladdin’
Subtitle: "How the Wind Tried to Steal the Shore"
Once upon a time there lived a kindly prince named 'Aladdin' who always dressed raggedly while on forays to the marketplace
where he would be found trying to sell his make-believe chariots; or mythical beast that could fly which nobody even hesitatingly
thought to buy, or would believe they existed when he declared them invisible! "This chariot's invisible" he'd openly declare.
Or, “this sleigh can fly”! Or perhaps the one that he saved for his best customers (which always opened their
greedy purses pocketbook) "this fish becomes bigger as you try to dine in it". . . He'd trample all the daylong trying to
sell his mischievous wares of make-believe adventure to anyone that would believe or may’ve listened as the sun settled
into the faded , and the fate of fortune's chaliced hand encouraged him to seek shelter from the evening’s sweltering
twilight by directing him to the house of a beautiful maiden named ‘Alambi' who, declared to all that would listen:
I’ll buy this minstrel’s mythical song or make believe chariot for its highest bid or asking price if some-one
would tell me just one thing "who stole the shore". . ? Not just a little dumbfounded by this strange request or all to impudence
of a question, Aladdin scratched his head while trying to make sense of what appeared to be some daunted fate of an ill-fortuned
omen; or perhaps trying not to become to hesitant with its all to obvious ‘head-scratching’ conclusion. Then the
lovely maiden was heard to say, "I'll give you just one hint". . .
The clouds could, and the winds should, and the winds that covered the clouds could. And the mist should, and the clouds would;
and the winds that covered the clouds that brought the rain in the early spring when the lands were filled with fields of
clover, and blessed with the love of eternal blessings in the early spring sometime between April, and late October. As the
stars were guided with the sails that covered the waters that lifted the boats that went out with the tide and around the
world that waved goodbye as they were seen leaving the mooring sometime yesterday morning. So, please tell me now “who
stole the shore". . ? And always keep smiling because: "You’ll never know who you’ll meet!”
Aladdin Khanate 1269 A.D