Alexandre Aschenbach

Building Mountains


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For a long time I've doubted we had the ability to build mountains. I finally learned that it is a simple task.

Just take a piece of clay and place it on a flat terrain.

You've built the Mountain!

Mountains come in some sizes and formats. Building this small mountain was easy.

Ah ... are you disappointed? Is it too small? Too fragile?

I have an idea: What if I put a portion of clay over your Mountain?

Great! It is bigger and stronger!

Are you still not satisfied? Higher?

So why don't you call your family, maybe they can put some clay next to ours?

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Very good! It seems big enough ... Oh! What? Higher?

Let's see ...

I will ask some friends to put some clay over your Mountain. Wait a minute, please.

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Damn! Alright! A dra .... Uh! Are you sure? Even greater?

This is getting hard! I cannot put more clay ... it is too high!

Can you?

Good idea! Call some friends to put more clay and then we can step over the other to get it on!

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Ouch! Take your foot out of here!

No! Higher!

Take care, people!

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Very good! And now, what do you think?

Yes! Very high! Beautiful! Tough!

Your friends did a good job, it will not fall, don't worry!

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Thank you! Thank you very much!

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Why?

Well, I knew how to build mountains but you taught me something more.

You taught me that we can only build high and tough mountains in our lives when we count on our family and friends, you taught me that it's important to keep family and friends close to help us in our Mountain project and most of all you taught me that we must know how to ask for and give help!

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By the way, I was thinking about starting to build my mountain, would you help me?

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I HOPE THIS CHRISTMAS SANTA BRINGS YOU MANY FRIENDS SO YOU MAY BUILD YOUR MOUNTAIN!