An old Bedouin Shiqq was very rich. He had it all. He had horses, camels, goats, big tents and four wives and dozens of children who take care of his fortune and worked hard. He was the richest Shiqq ever lived who got everything he ever wished for. One morning the wealthy Shiqq woke up with a disturbing thought. "What if all what I have means nothing. What if I don't have the most important thing in life?
He made up his mind to travel to the big city to buy something really important. He loaded on his camel two sacks filled with golden dinar coins, precious stones and jewelry. He wore the most luxurious set of clothes and went towards the city.
As he entered the gate of the big city, he decided to make first round of "window shopping" in the main street (that should have the most expensive goods). He realized that he already has everything. Disappointed he turned his camel back towards home, hopefully to reach back before dark. On his way back, he turned into a small alley. At the corner, almost hidden there was a shop with one shelf and only one item on it. It was a big eye.
The Shiqq knew immediately that he has to own this eye. He never saw something like that. He entered the store. "I would like to buy this eye" the Shiqq said. The salesman told him the eye is sold according to its' weight in gold. The Shiqq immediately agreed. The salesman put the eye on one side of a weighing scale. "Put your money on the other side," said the seller. The Bedouin Shiqq had put 100 coins. The scale hardly moved. He put 200. Still the eye was much heavier. He put the entire sack of gold, another sack, then the jewelry. He even emptied his pockets. Still the scale hardly moved. He was so frustrated. The old salesman had to intervene to make the sale. He covered the eye with a piece of black cloth. "What are you doing asked the Shiqq"? "Wait and see" said the salesman" and he put his handkerchief on the gold. The scale suddenly moved and balanced. "What is the secret?" asked the shiqq "I had put everything I have and it almost did not move. You put just a thin handkerchief as it descended and balanced. Tell me!" he demanded. "My dear Shiqq, it is a very well know fact that: The more that the eye sees, the more it wants".