Prince Timotheus and the Witch

This is a short tale about finding the meaning of life:

“There is a space
between the stars
just as there is a space
between your fingers,” Brother Bear said.
“It is the same space that separates us
from realizing the meaning of life.”

“What do you mean?” Little Bear asked, licking his paw.
“You have to fill this space,
and only then can you realize
the meaning of life.  
Journey into the unknown, fight,
and be happy,” Brother Bear answered.
After a few seconds of silence,
Brother Bear recounted the following story—
the story of
Prince Timotheus and the Witch.