Holy grail

„Mi-a plăcut mereu povestea asta, în varianta lui Robin Williams din ”Fisher King”. Chestia asta, Holy Grail, există. Unii zic că în muzică. Poate chiar în cântecul de la final poveștii. Every story has one. Și cântec, și final. So …

Did you ever hear the story of the Fisher King?
Begins with the king as a boy having to sleep alone in the forest to prov his courage so he can become king.
While he’s spending the night alone he’s visited by a sacred vision.
Out of the fire appears the Holy Grail, symbol of God’s divine grace.
A voice said to him,
„You shall be keeper of the Grail, so that it may heal the hearts of men.”
But the boy was blinded by greater visions of a life, filled with power and glory and beauty. And in this state of radical amazement he felt for a brief moment, not like a boy, but invincible.
Like God.
So he reached in the fire to take the Grail and the Grail vanished, leaving him with his hand in the fire to be terribly wounded.
Now, as this boy grew older, his wound grew deeper.
Life for him lost its reason.
He had no faith in any men, not even himself.
He couldn’t love, or feel loved.
He was sick with experience.
He began to die.
One day, a fool wandered into the castle and found the king alone.
And being a fool, he was simple-minded.
He didn’t see a king.
He only saw a man alone and in pain.
And he asked the king,
„What ails you, friend?”
And the king replied:
„I’m thirsty and I need some water to cool my throat.”
So the fool took a cup from beside his bed, filled it with water and handed it to the king.
And as the king began to drink, he realized his wound was healed.
He looked and there was the Holy Grail that which he sought all of his life.
He turned to the fool and said:
„How could you find that which my brightest and bravest could not?”
The fool replied:
„I don’t know. I only knew that you were thirsty.”” – Liviu Balint