Thursday, August 03, 2006

Stupid Girl.

Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in a lovely village. She went to school every day, studied real hard and got good grades. But there was just one problem.

Every day at 4pm, she walked a ways up the road to where there is always a small fire burning. Every day, as she passes by the old man, he tells her not to touch the fire. Every day, she walks right up to the fire and puts her hand over it.

The pain is intense and the girl screams out. Her hand is already sore and scarred from all the previous days' pain and every day the pain is worse. She walks back down the road, crying, past the old man (who hands her a bandage) and goes home.

Weeks and weeks go by and the girl continues her daily routine. Until one day, when the old man could not take it anymore. He stops the girl as she is walking by, hand already bloodied and bandaged from the day before...he has to know.

Old Man: are you going to the fire?

Stupid Girl: yes.

Old Man: don't you know that it will burn you? i tell you every day...

Stupid Girl: yes, i know. i hear you tell me.

Old Man: then why do you keep doing it? why don't you stop hurting yourself?

Stupid Girl: Because I am stupid, I guess.

and off towards the fire she went again.

4 comments:

iaintlying said...

Scary. That sounds like some aspects of my life. I know better but don't always do better but then again is it because I really DON'T know better? Anyhoo... very real piece of work.

Damali said...

you probably know better. but sometimes it's just difficult to make our actions match our knowledge.

Piscean Princess said...

there you go again, tryin' to make me deal with myself! I beat you to it this time, though. This post couldn't be more timely for me. I had an Aha moment at about 12:30 this morning. Thanks for reiterating it for me - I need all the help I can get. (The mind is willing but the flesh is weak.)

Damali said...

if i gotta deal with myself then you gotta too. it's only fair :)