Monday, October 16, 2006
A wise fable on the value of friends....
A woman is out for a walk when she falls into a deep hole from which there appears to be no way out. She cries out for help and a passing academic leans over and offers her advice on how to avoid such holes in the future. Later a religious leader hears her cries and suggests she thinks about the true meaning of her predicament and says that there is a Being somewhere who cares about her.
Subsequently a therapist responds with an offer to help her explore how she allowed herself to get into this situation. Various other professionals offer advice as the woman sinks into deeper despair.
Lastly a friend comes by, realizes what has happened and jumps into the hole with her.
The woman is pleased to have the company but also wonders why her friend has put herself in the same situation.
The friend replies "I have been in this hole before, I know the way out".
*This was something sent in an e-mail once that I saved because I liked it so much.....
*** 1st painting "Two Friends" by Jose Van Gool
2nd "The Two Friends" by Toulouse-Lautrec
Posted by Tea at Monday, October 16, 2006