Saturday, 27 August 2011

The Flamingo

I once found a stuffed flamingo outside a taxidermist that had gone belly up. I took it home. My wife thought it might have fleas. I told her it was alright; the fleas were stuffed too.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

The Train

Life is the moving from the simple to the complex to the simple again - a train ride from the countryside into a great city and out once more into the countryside.

Friday, 12 August 2011

The Knife

The Fifth century Chinese philosopher Fan Chen said: 
'The spirit (the soul) is to the body what sharpness is to the sharp knife. We have never known the existence of sharpness after the destruction of the knife. How can we admit the survival of the spirit when the body is gone?'

Monday, 8 August 2011

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints
Other times there were one set of footprints.


This bothered me because I noticed
That during the low periods of my life
When I was suffering from
Aguish, sorrow or defeat
I could see only one set of footprints.


I pointed this out to the Lord and he said;
'You think you're the only Bozo in the Universe with problems?
I was busy. Get over yourself.'

Friday, 5 August 2011

The Butterfly

And from then on he was never sure if he was a woman trapped in a man's body who had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly who had dreamed he was a woman trapped in a man's body.

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