September 27, 2006 7:12 AM Subscribe
I would like to find more little stories like these -
posted by LadyBonita to Writing & Language (18 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Do you know any other stories like these? Website/Link? Know what this type of story is called so I can Google more effectively?
>Like this one:
(Heard from 'John Locke' on the TV show 'Lost')
Ludovico Buonarroti was Michelangelo's father. He was a wealthy man. He had no understanding of the divinity in his son, so he beat him. No child of his was going to use his hands for a living. So Michelangelo learned not to use his hands.
Years later, a visiting Prince came into Michelangelo's studio and found the master staring at a single 18-foot block of marble. Then he knew the rumors were true... that Michelangelo had come into his studio every day for the past four months, only stared at the marble, and then gone home for his supper. So the Prince asked the obvious, "What are you doing?" And Michelangelo turned around, looked at the Prince and whispered, "Sto lavorando". "I'm working."
Three years later, that block of marble was the Statue of David.
>And like this one:
(Translated from French)
To a little boy, who contemplates it in a zoo, a hyena says: "If you take me home for tea, I will transform myself into a princess." The little boy invites it, offers tea and gifts to her. Then, the hyena acknowledges piteously: "It is not true that I can transform myself into a princess.", "I knew it ", said the little boy and, without asking questions, they leave to the small happiness from which are born the large ones.