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Marbles of Life, the Story


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MARBLES OF LIFE, Original Painting, by Gina De Gorna, 30x40", Acrylic

The Story:

A man was thinking about his life... He heard that an average human lifespan is about 70 years. He calculated how many years he had left until his 70th birthday. Then he multiplied that number by 52 to see how many weeks he had to live.

He took a bowl and put as many marbles in it as the number of the weeks he had. After that at the end of every week, he threw one marble out of the bowl. As time went by, he was watching how the marbles in the bowl got lesser. The lesser the marbles got, the more he appreciated life and enjoyed it fuller and fuller.

On his 70th birthday, the man threw away the last marble from the bowl. Every day after that he valued and treasured as a very special gift he was given.