Quote of the day:
Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits. -William Hazlitt
image: DeviantArt (Deni-8)
Things are not what they always seem. The winds thrash about outside. The weather is not in the nicest of moods. The clouds realize this and do what they know how to do best -shed tears...the type that a jilted lover would cry, silent and sometimes disturbing. But I digress...
A conversation between father and son made me chuckle the other day...
...First It was all talk about continents, countries and cultures, what the father and young son discussed. And with every innocent question, there was a ready answer. And on and on this went, it was like gaining knowledge from an old but wise man. And then...
"What animal would you rather be, a Lion or a Wolf?" asked the father. The young son, age wise, looked to be about 4 or 5 years old. He thought about this important question for a moment, his mind working, no doubt.
"I would be a Wolf...a great Wolf!" he said, with his excitement clearly showing. Now he transformed momentarily into one, instinctively giving a strong howl as loud as his young voice could muster.
His father looked at him. "A Wolf? What about a Lion? Why would you choose a Wolf? I would definitely be a Lion. A Lion will take out a Wolf, you know, its much bigger and faster than a Wolf."
The father talked more about the qualities of a Lion. "A Lion is definitely taking out a Wolf, it is powerful, noble, courageous, fierce, intimidating and strong...the King of the Jungle!". His eyes shone as he reeled off these characteristics.
"I would be a Wolf...a great Wolf!" the boy repeated. And this time when he faced upwards with his mouth outstretched, when he howled strongly like a Wolf...his father joined in too -and there and then a Wolf and a Lion became one.
Peace & Love*
Current Listen: James Authur -Recovery