I got this in my email one day, I don't know the author, but I find it heartwarming and soothing. It has a deeper meaning if you listen.
The Parable of Twins
Once upon a time, twin boys were conceived. Weeks passed and the twins developed. As their awareness grew, they laughed for joy, "Isn't it great that we were conceived" Isn't it great to be alive?"
Together the twins explored their world. When they found their mother's cord that gave them life, they sang for joy! "How great is our mother's love that she shares her own life with us!"
As weeks stretched into months, the twins noticed how much each was changing, "What does it mean?" asked one.
"It means our stay in this world is drawing to an end." said the other
"But I don't want to go," said one. "I want to stay here always."
"We have no choice," said the other. "But maybe there is life after birth."
"But how can there be?" responded one. "We will shed our life cord and how is life possible without it? Besides we have seen evidence that others were here before us and none of them has returned to tell us there is life after birth. No, this is the end. Maybe there is no mother at all."
"But there has to be," protrested the other. "How else did we get here? How do we remain alive?"
"Have you ever seen our mother?" said one. "Maybe she only lives in our minds. Maybe we made her up because the idea made us feel good."
The other replied "well if you are very quiet, you might hear her sing and feel how she carassess our little world."