Friday, May 07, 2010

the traveller story

This entry is for my 88 year old dad!  He taught me everything I know about right and wrong and after exploring the world for 62 years; I realize there is not much more to know!

 

……this is the story of a traveller who wandered the world and one day he arrived at the gates to a great city.  Sitting at the entrance was an old man so the traveller walked up to the old man and said:

 

"What kind of people live in your city?"

 

And the old man answered,

 

"What kind of people lived in the city you came from?"

 

The traveller said,

 

"They were terrible people.  They lied and cheated and fought with each other."

 

"The same kind of people live in this city", the old man answered.

 

So the traveller moved on and soon another traveller arrived at the entrance to the same great city.  Seeing the old man, he came up to him and asked the same question!

 

"What kind of people live in your city old man?"

 

The old man looked at him and returned the question saying,

 

"What kind of people lived in the city you came from?"

 

The second traveller looked at the old man and said,

 

"They were wonderful people, full of love and happiness and always kind to each other."

 

"The same kind of people live in this city", the old man answered!

1 comment:

Jack & Linda said...

So true, and as time passes I think we all discover that we in fact live in that same great city. One must take the good with the bad; for we are given both as that is the nature of the human beast.