An attempt has been made to make a short film based on a book called 'The Missing Piece' by Shel Silverstein. The book, which the narrator describes as - a fairy tale for adults.
The book tells the story of a circle that had a piece missing from his body. A large triangular wedge had been cut out of it. The circle wanted to be whole with nothing missing, so it went around looking for its missing piece. But because it was incomplete and therefore could roll only very slowly, it admired the flowers along the way. It chatted with worms. It enjoyed the sunshine. It found lots of different pieces, but none of them fit. So it left them all by the side of the road and kept on searching.
Then one day the circle found a piece that fit perfectly. It was so happy. Now it could be whole, with Nothing Missing. It incorporated the missing piece into itself and began to roll. Now that it was a perfect circle, it could roll very fast, too fast to notice the flowers or talk to the worms.
When it realized how different the world seemed when it rolled so quickly, it stopped, left its found piece by the side of the road and rolled slowly away.
___Book ‐ "The Missing Piece" by Shel Silverstein The simple moral of the story was –
"In some strange sense, we are more whole; when we are Missing Something.
The man who has everything is in some ways a poor man. He will never know what it feels like to yearn, to hope, to nourish his soul with the dream of something better. When we accept that imperfection is part of being human, and when we can continue rolling through life and appreciating it, we will have achieved a wholeness that others can only aspire to.
___Harold S. Kushner
(Reference: 'You don't have to be perfect'__an article from Reader's Digest by Harold S. Kushner)
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