The Ugly Man
A North African fable
Once, there was a beautiful woman. She had beautiful eyes. She had beautiful hair. She had a beautiful face. But she had an ugly heart. She had an ugly voice. She was negative.
She saw a man. He was ugly. He had an ugly face, but he had a beautiful heart. The man had a beautiful voice. He sang beautifully.
One day, the man saw the woman. He said, “You are beautiful! I love you!” But she had an ugly heart. She said, “You are so ugly! Go away!”
The man was sad. He sang a beautiful song, but it was a sad song. He sang, “I love you. I love you.” He had a beautiful voice.
The woman heard the song. She said, “You have a beautiful voice!” She loved the man. Finally, she said, “I love you.”