Three Old Women

 Once upon a time there were three old women who sat together and worried about the fate of the world.

    'But what can we do about it?' pondered one.

    'Little at our age,' said another.

    'Are we so sure?' asked the third. 'There are things, perhaps...'

    'Like what?' asked the first.

    'Smiling?' put forward the third.

    'Oh, that is very good,' said the other. 'And maybe serving tea?' she added carefully.

    'Yes, and perhaps crafting a book filled with all the things we have learned in three lifetimes...' mused the first, with her fingers round her jaw.

    They smiled at one another. They had tea. And in the next moment, when they started the plan to tell the stories of their lives, the world began to change.

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