by Farid Alakbarov
In very, very olden times all
the plants living on the Earth were small, colorless and weak.
They couldn't find anything to eat and were starving. After having
looked for a solution for a long time they asked the Sun for
help, stretching their dry twigs out to the heaven.
Oh Sun, please help us! they begged.
The Sun thought a little and then agreed.
Alright, said the Sun. Let it be as you say.
I'll give you a green magic paint called Chlorophyll. Those who
will posses this magic Chlorophyll will be able to prepare the
world's most delicious meals of water and air with the help of
my hot rays. And now take my gift!-said the Sun and uttered some
magic words and immediately all the plants got filled with Chlorophyll
and became green.
- Thank you, the Sun said the plants.
You are welcome replied the Sun. - But you must know,
that I also have one condition to put before you: you must clean
the air, so that your animal friends would breathe easily. With
the help of magic chlorophyll you'll make the air clean and limpid.
If the air isn't clean, then all the animals would suffocate.
That's why you must clean the air for your animal friends.
Most of the plants agreed with this condition and started to
clean the air. In a short period of time the air became clean
and clear like a diamond. And the Sun didn't leave it unanswered.
It presented the plants with the ability to grow, blossom and
bear fruits. Some of those plants became thick-stemmed oaks and
pine-trees, others became thin and delicate birches or stately
plane-trees growing up to the blue sky. The animals could breathe
freely and the world became much more beautiful. And it all owing
to the Sun.
But some plants didn't want to obey the Sun and clean the air.
We have other things to do! they said. Let others
clean the air. We'll bathe in the sunshine, grow and enjoy ourselves
When hearing this the Sun got very angry:
So, this is what you are going to do?! he said.
In that case I'll take back the magic power that I have given
to you. From now on you'll remain small, weak and powerless forever.
And the Sun deprived them of the magic Chlorophyll. These lazy
plants are still alive. We call them MUSHROOMS. Even though they
look like plants, trees and herbs don't consider them their relatives.
"You, mushrooms, are lazy and selfish, say plants.
That's why the Sun deprived you of the magic Chlorophyll.
That's why you are not as green as we are and you can't prepare
meals of plain water and air for yourself. Animals are also disappointed
at you. Because you don't clean the air for them!"
Now mushrooms regret not having obeyed the Sun. My friend, try
not to take after mushrooms, don't be lazy. If you want to be
loved, then be good to your friends, give them a helping hand.
Translated into English
by Arzu Aghayeva
Web design: Farida Sadikhova