Monday, 17 April 2017

Such is Life!

I wonder how many people go through life like myself? I take each day as it comes and nothing much ever seems to change, other than maybe I give a try for a bit at some new art form. 
I often feel that I would probably not even know the day of the week if it was not for the odd thing i do every week on certain days. 
Such is life, as they say!
Then now and again something happens and you see life in a very different way. Sadly often for me it is when I see something that has become the norm and I feel sad for the loss of what was there before.
Such is indeed life, as they say.
I think I must live my life like the blind rabbit!
Fluffy, the orphan rabbit and Cedric the orphan snake lived in the forest.  They were, by an amazing coincidence, both blind from birth. 
One morning, bright and early Fluffy was hopping through the forest when he tripped over the body of Cedric who was basking in the sunlit undergrowth. Fluffy landed quite hard on the prostrate body of Cedric. 
"Crikey," exclaimed Fluffy the rabbit, "I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to squash you. I've been blind since birth, so, I can't see where I'm going. 
In fact, since I'm also an orphan, I don't even know what creature I am.' 
"That's OK, mate," commented Cedric the snake. "Actually my story is much the same as yours. I, too, have been blind since birth and also never knew my mother. Tell you what, maybe I could slither all over you and work out what you are, so at least you'll be able to find that out."
"What a marvellous idea," replied Fluffy the rabbit. 
So the Cedric slithered all over Fluffy and said, "Well, you're covered with soft fur, you have really long ears, your nose twitches and you have a soft cottony tail. I'd say that you must be a  rabbit."
"Oh, thank you, thank you," cried Fluffy with tremendous pleasure. 
Then Fluffy the rabbit suggested to the snake, "Perhaps I could be allowed to feel you all over with my paw and help you the same way that you've helped me."
So Fluffy the rabbit felt Cedric the snake all over and summarised, "Well, you're smooth and slippery, you have a forked tongue and no backbone.  I'd say you must be either a team leader or possibly someone in senior management."
Oh to have the gift to see ourselves as others do!
Have a marvellous day.

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