A very, very long time ago, the land and the sky were friends. The sky even came down to visit the Land on most days.
The Land was the custodian of the rain and this made Land incredibly wealthy. The rains went upwards, and eventually downwards, so the earth was always green and beautiful. Land was very generous with her rain and so the earth flourished abundantly.
Of course, the Sky was very envious of the Land, because she hardly did anything. She was always dry and stagnant, and directly received the painful rays of the Sun.
The Sky’s envy increased when the Land and the Sun fell in love. Sky was outraged.
One day, Sun mysteriously disappeared.
Land looked high and low for her love, Sun, but did not find him. She was very sad. Because of this, she could not control the rain anymore, and the earth flooded a lot.
After searching all over the world for the Sun in vain, all the other elements decided to organize a burial for the Sun. They set a date and prepared the venue for the occasion.
Some days before the burial, the Sky came to visit Land to sympathize with her, and when she saw the flooded earth, she got an idea.
“It seems that you, Land, are not in the right frame of mind to be controlling the rains,” Sky began, “and you know that it is bad luck for it to rain during a burial…”
Land thought about this for a while before nodding her head sadly, “You are right my friend, I cannot control the rain in this state.” She told the Sky.
“Yes, so why don’t I hold the rains for you for a while, and after the burial, I will come and give it back to you.” Sky said.
Land clapped her hand happily as she said, “You are right!”
So, with grief blinding her, Land gave the rain to her friend, Sky, to hold for her briefly. Sky was overjoyed as she went back to her spot above, with the rains in her hand.
On the day of the burial, all the elements gathered to sympathize with the Land.
Everything ran smoothly until it began to rain heavily.
Everyone was confused, especially the Land.
She went to confront Sky, and soon realized that she had been betrayed by the Sky.
“Where is my rain, please give me back my rain!” the Land pleaded as she tried to grab the Sky.
All the elements, even the Wind, tried to reach the Sky, but none could reach.
The Sky shifted further and further away until she was so high that not even Land’s tallest trees could touch her.
“I will give you rain whenever I feel like it.” Sky said.
The Sky became very stingy with her rain and the Earth had to beg most times.
Sun kept disappearing for many days in a year, and whenever the elements tried to organize a burial, the Sky would wickedly release her rains.
On those days, it is said that all the elements join forces to help the Land retrieve her rain and even the leaves of the tall trees lunge forward towards the Sky.
If you doubt me, go and ask the Sky why she doesn’t visit the Land anymore.
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