The Famine, the Alchemist, and the Philosopher Queen

The queen was loved by her subjects because she was fair and wise. Most people assumed that this was because fairness and wisdom were just inherent, queenly qualities. But the truth was that the queen’s wisdom and fairness were borne from her love of the people . . . and from her own insatiable curiosity.

Once, there was a peaceful town in the valley, flanked by two hills. On one hill, there lived an alchemist who knew all about things. On the other, a wise queen who understood people. This is the story of what happens to them all on the day the rain stopped – a story about the difference between isolation and engagement, and about the importance of giving help that is needed.

A meaningful addition to your ordination, installation, or building dedication service. This short drama was written for the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos as part of the dedication of their new building in August of 2016.