Many years ago, the Moon decide that she would like to have a pretty dress to wear on her rounds of the night sky. So she begged her Mother to make her a gown.
“How can I make you a gown?” her Mother asked. “There is no fitting your figure.”
The Moon was upset. “Mother, what do you mean?
Her Mother replied: “My daughter, you are always changing.”
“I don’t see what that is a problem,” said the Moon.
“Because, child of mine,” her Mother replied, “Sometimes you’re a New Moon, and sometimes you’re a Full Moon; and in-between you’re neither one nor the other. Any dress that I make you will only fit properly for one or two days each month.”
Moral: Those who change constantly do not get what they want.
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