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The sky is the catwalk where the Moon wanted to dazzle all. It was Charity Ball for some worthy cause and the Moon was also expected to make her entry. She asked her Mother to design a dress for the gala event. Moon’s Mother in turn asked the Wind to design. When Mr. Wind came up with a design it didn’t fit Moon at all. Moon’s mother chided the dress designer for such ill-fitting design. The Moon was in her quarter. The designer took her measurement once again with care and after couple of days came up with another design. How he waxed eloquent over his design! No the design did not fit the Moon at all for the Moon was in full moon phase. Mother of Moon scolded the Wind roundly. Poor designer. He tore his hair and said,’Here I am designing for one who is never the same next day. Why not make your daughter walk the catwalk as she is on the day of the event?’ The Moon followed the advice. No one complained of dress not fitting her.
Moral:The world may hold an unwritten law of change but law written down is to be followed in sense and spirit of the contract.
The mannequins made pirouettes along parquetry
Wafer thin their finery that rustled in all glory;
Had I such lissome languid line of goods,Oh despair
I shall move the earth to add weight, and fix my hair.