I listen to the gentle murmuring voice
Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Life explained...

On the first day, God created the dog and said:

'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone

who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life

span of twenty years.'

The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about

only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?'

So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said:

'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh.

For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.'

The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years?

That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give

you back ten like the Dog did?'

And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said:

'You must go into the field with the farmer all day long

and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to

support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life

span of sixty years.'

The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough life you want me to

live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back

the other forty?'

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created man and said:

'Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll

give you twenty years.'

But man said: 'Only twenty years? Could you possibly give

me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the

monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that

makes eighty, okay?'

'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.'

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep,

play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we

slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten

years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren.

And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and

bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

posted by butterflies @ 12:35 PM


At 3:52 PM, Blogger sleeplessinoklahoma said...

LOL!!! Thanks for the perspective. I've read this before, but tonight it really brought a rash of chuckles.

Hope all is well with you my dearest sister!! As always, I work. I am, however, on the verge of a journey. A journey toward better self-realization, acceptance of my fellow humans, a spiritual awakening that is overdue. I feel I am on the brink of something wonderful, exciting, & very positive.

I love you!!

Blessed be...

At 3:54 PM, Blogger sleeplessinoklahoma said...

Ok it just dawned on me that your post says Sunday. It's Saturday at my house. Are you back in NZ???

What's up???


At 4:00 PM, Blogger butterflies said...

Nope sweetie Im still here LOL..my computers still set on NZ time.
Ill ring you tomorrow if your around..its time we had a good catch up.
iM TRYING to get to OKC..
Love you too sister:)

At 7:44 AM, Blogger for what it's worth said...


There are days when I feel that I am labouring like a cow and for what??? I hope in a few more years my time to act as a money will come. I am going to milk that for all it's worth. Wait, that's being a cow right? Oh dang, I am mixing up my breeds and my timing...Story of my life!



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