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In 100, by Briene on November 4, 2018 at 7:23 pm

His father-in-law recounted the mythological tale of a bundle of sticks — a twig alone could be broken effortlessly, but a bundle of branches, lashed together with twine, was nearly impossible to bend.

So he set this as an edict for his offspring and theirs, to remember that a family bonded in a bundle, despite what bends it, cannot be broken. And so it was for years as their benevolent patriarch lived and loved.

Until his last breath left and the family assembled, a bundle still strong. Then parted ways, and the twine fell away. A pile of twigs.

  1. ahhh so sad !!

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