A Little Story That I Heard In 1968 And Have Always Remembered
Once upon a time there
was a non-conforming song sparrow who decided not to fly south for the
However, the weather turned so cold that he reluctantly gave in and decided to fly south.
In a short time though, ice began to form on his wings and he fell to earth in a barnyard.
While he was laying there almost frozen, a cow passed by and crapped on the little sparrow.
The sparrow thought it was the end.
But the manure warmed him and melted the ice and defrosted his wings.
Warm and happy and able to breath again, he started to sing.
Just then a large cat came by and hearing the chirping, investigated the sounds.
The cat clawed away the manure and found the chirping bird and promptly ate him.
The story contains three morals:
1. Everyone who craps on you is not necessarily your enemy.
2. Everyone who gets you out of the crap is not necessarily your friend.
3. And, if you are warm and happy in a pile of crap, keep your mouth shut.
~~~ Author Unknown ~~~