Monday, October 28, 2019

oh tweety tweety bird, and more...

The was once a little tweety bird, curiously orange in colour, who sat in the safety of his little nest and tweeted away day and night.  Well, one day this little bird fell out of his nest.  He glided down down down and landed gently upon the ground.  Looking around, he realized he was in an unfamiliar world and just maybe out of his league a little bit, and damn it was cold.  So, shivering, he straightened his back stuck out his chest, lifted his head and went, “Tweet, tweet, tweet.”  Well, not much time passed before a cow lumbered into view in a slow and somewhat meandering fashion, though it might not be said that the creature was in any way fashionable. This newcomer became aware of the ongoing tweeting, eyed the shivering tweety bird, stepped over him, and unloaded a big, steaming warm cow pie right on top of him.  

The tweety bird poked his head out of the warm, steaming, and probably somewhat odorous cow pie and felt rather humiliated by this situation.  The first thought that entered his mind was, “How dare someone drop a big, rather funky and noxious substance directly upon my poor little noggin!”  So, as you might guess, he straightened his back, stuck out his chest, lifted his head, and went, “tweet, tweet, tweet.”

Well, just a little bit later, a fox made the scene, just happened to be in the neighbourhood, browsing here and probably there as well.  He seemed a friendly little fellow, smiley of face and frisky of pace. He became aware of the ongoing tweeting, eyed the indignant tweety bird, stepped over him, and plucked him out of the big, steaming, warm and somewhat odorous cow pie.  “Oh, thank you thank you thank you,” sang the tweety bird, “for relieving me from this rather fetid and one might say gamy or even fusty and musty situation."  Then the fox, dusting him off carefully, smiled and plopped the tweety bird into his mouth.

I usually try to avoid providing the morals to stories I share, but this time I will make an exception.  

1. Sometimes when it looks like someone is trying to hurt you they are actually trying to help you.
2. Sometimes when it looks like someone is trying to help you they are actually trying to hurt you.
3. And finally, when you are up to your neck in cow pie – keep your mouth shut!


From the movie, My Name is Nobody...

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Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.
    Rumi

Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mother give birth to them, but... life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
    Gabriel Garcia  
    Marquez

Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got.
    Janis Joplin

The central inner conflict is one between the constructive forces of the real self and the obstructive forces of the pride system.
    Karen Horney

Who am I?  The great inquiry indeed.
    Yogananda 
    Paramhansa