Keywords: Alone, Separation, Strength from Unity
A father and and his young son were fishing at the beach, when the son noticed the pools of water formed on the beach did not have the same strength as the mighty ocean. He inquired his father as to why this was so, and was told that the pools had been taken from their place of strength where they belonged. "You see", said the father, "we people are the same: when you are with your family and village, you are strong, but if you are separated off by yourself, you become weak...
-- a traditional Wolof story (anonymous)