Monday, May 23, 2011

Man and Beast

"When I came to fill water yesterday, I saw a tiger drinking at the pool", said the resident of a remote hamlet.
"And what did you do?"
"I waited for the tiger to finish, and then filled my pots."
"And what if the tiger came when you were here?"
"That happens also", she said with a smile. "If I am filling water, the tiger waits for me to finish, and then comes to the pool to drink water."

If man and animal can co-exist so well in the wild, why can't man get along with other men in the cities?

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drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

12 comments:

GigglesandGuns said...

Probably because man talks and animals don't.

kmckendry said...

Good question! We all need to work on thinking of others before we think of ourselves.

Jan Morrison said...

such a good drabble and such a good question...
Jan Morrison

Rosalind Adam said...

The answer to this question would provide world peace. What a pity none of us have the answer.

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - As always, so much to think about with your story! How truly ironic it is that civilisation is so often not civilised....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Profound thought!

Deb and Barbara said...

Amazing story!!
PS in an unrelate comment, the female face of power in India was profiled on the front page of our national paper today. I wonder how accurate it is...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/asia-pacific/female-face-of-power-reflects-change-in-india/article2031619/
B

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Good question that got me thinking!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Awesome drabble and question. I think we need to be patient with one another instead of pushing our selves ahead.

Better is Possible said...

Wonderfully written.

Andy said...

Hello Rayna. This is my first visit here. I found you through Miss Kittie's blog (http://kittiehoward.blogspot.com).

I must say, you have a very colorful & expressive blog. Quite entertaining. I'm enjoying your drabbles. Never heard that word before (although my wife does say things like "dribs" & "drabs").

Very thought-provoking piece.

Thanks for sharing.

slommler said...

A very good question indeed!!
Hugs
SueAnn

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