This simple parable is an enlightening story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese" to nourish them and make them happy. Two are mice named Sniff and Scurry. And two are "little people," beings the size of mice who look and act a lot like people. Their names are Hem and Haw.
"Cheese" is a metaphor for what you want to have in life, whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, a possession, health, or spiritual peace of mind. And the "Maze" is where you look for what you want, where you work or your family or your community.
The characters are faced with unexpected change. Eventually, one of them deals with it successfully and writes what he has learned on the wall of the maze. Thus, you eventually come to see "the handwriting on the wall" and discover for yourself how to deal with change.