Shirt, the happy man’s

A tale

December 22nd 2013
Do you know the story of the happy man’s shirt? There was once a king dying of melancholy in his great palace. And yet he had a wife and children who adored him, friends, servants and immense wealth, but nothing could rescue him from his woe. The wise men of the court were brought together, and one of them said, ‘I know what can save our king. Let us send messengers throughout the kingdom in search of a man who is happy, truly happy, and let them bring back his shirt; when our king puts it on he will be cured.’ The search for a man who was happy, truly happy, proved long and difficult. Finally, they found one… only, he had no shirt!