Once all feelings and human virtues gathered at the same place. When Boredom was bored enough, Craziness suggested “Do you want to play bo-peep?” Intrigue was quite interested and Curiosity asked impatiently “Bo-peep!! What is this game about?” Craziness explained to it “This is a game, in which I close my eyes and start counting from one to a million while you are hiding. When I stop counting the first of you, who I find will replace me so that the game will go on.” Enthusiasm agreed to play at once, followed by Euphoria. Joy was so joyful that it persuaded Doubt and Apathy to play. However, not all wanted to play. Truth preferred not to hide, after all it is always revealed. Haughtiness said that this is a stupid game but it was actually irritated that it was not its idea for playing this game.
Craziness started counting. The first who hid was Laziness and as always it hid behind the first stone it found. Faith hid in the sky. Envy hid in the shadow of Triumph, who managed to climb the top of the highest tree by its own. Generosity almost could not hide because every place it found looked so nice shelter for its friends: a crystal lake is perfect for Beauty; a tree crown is a perfect place for Fear; a butterfly flight is the best shelter for Voluptuousness; a wind impulse is the perfect place for Freedom, so at the end Generosity hid in a sun ray. From the beginning Selfishness found a very good place, fresh and comfortable, exactly for it. Lie hid in the bottom of the ocean but actually it was behind the rainbow. Passion and Desire hid in the centre of volcanoes. Oblivion, I forgot where it hid. Anyway, it is not that important.
When Craziness counted 999 999 Love was still searching for a place to hide. All places were already occupied. At the end Love saw a rose bush and decided to hide amongst its flowers. Craziness counted one million and started searching. The first who appeared was Laziness just a step away from Craziness. Then Craziness found Faith, who was talking to God in sky. Passion and Desire were felt in the vibrations of volcanoes. Envy was found and of course Triumph was also there. There was no need to search for Selfishness; it went out on its own because it was desperate from its shelter which turned out to be bad. Craziness got tired from the search and felt thirsty. It went to the lake where it found Beauty. Doubt was sitting on a rock; it was still hesitating where to hide. Talent was found among the fresh grass; Grief was found in a dark cave; Lie was found behind the rainbow and Oblivion had already forgotten about the game. Love was absent. Craziness searched for it everywhere, behind every stone, every tree, in every spring, in every mountain peak... When it was about to give up it saw a rose bush. It grabbed a pitchfork and searched the bush. Suddenly it heard a painful scream. The thorns of the rose hurt the eyes of Love. Craziness didn’t know what to do; it cried and begged for forgiveness. Then Craziness promised to be Love’s guide. Since then Love is blind and Craziness is always with it.