It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves, but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.
After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So, they had to make a choice: accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to get back together and work it out. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by their close relationship in order to stay warm and survive.
PONDER AND CONSIDER
Is it possible that the best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but the one where individuals learn to live with the imperfections of others?