I was listening to Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein's latest lecture on Parshat Pinchas when he mentioned a short story about a stonecutter who yearned to be someone else. For those who don't know the story, here goes.
Once upon a time there was a stonecutter. Every day he went into the mountains
to hew stones from the rocks. While working, the stonecutter always sang merrily
as he was happy with his life, he had plenty to eat and no worries.
he had to drop a load of stones at the villa of a very wealthy man. When he saw
the beautiful house, an agonizing yearning came over him for the first time in
his life. ‘How I would love to be that rich’, he sighed. ‘Then I wouldn’t have
to sweat like this anymore to earn my keep.’ He was absolutely amazed when he
heard a voice say, ‘Your wish will be fulfilled, from now on you will get what
you long for.’
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