The Candy and The Wrapper
The candy lived in the open. He felt the good and bad of the breeze.
One day, when the wind was blowing particular hard, the candy met a wrapper who offered him protection from the ever changing winds of fortune.
The candy knew he’d miss the breeze, but his cheeks were chapped and so he joined with the wrapper and closed himself off to the outside world.
At first, life inside the wrapper was absolutely marvelous. Each morning the candy woke up in an ideal state of comfort.
Anywhere the candy went, no matter how exotic, conditions remained ideal. The wrapper loved the candy and the candy loved the wrapper.
But eventually the candy’s definition of ideal changed and he began to fidget, which made the wrapper squeeze tighter.
Inside the wrapper, the candy knew he was mostly happy, but also knew he was mostly shut off from the world.
What the candy didn’t know was what to do next, because with each day he grew more comfortable, he also grew more constrained.
…to be continued…