Saturday, 10 December 2011
09:16:39 AM (GMT)
A lufwood tree and a leadwood tree are in the Deepwoods forest. The lufwood keeps
saying, "I shall fly, I shall fly, if it's the last thing I do." And the leadwood
tree keeps saying, "Prove it!" The lufwood flaps it's branches, but does not fly. It
spins it's leaves, but does not fly. It jingles it's roots, but still it does
not fly. Then, just as the leadwood tree is about to lose it's temper with it's
boastful neighbour, the lufwood tree is struck by a bolt of lightening. It bursts
into flames and, being luffwood and buoyant when on fire, it tears itself from the
ground and rises up into the sky. "I said I would fly." The lufwood calls down. "Yes,
my friend." the leadwood calls back. "You said you would fly if it was the last thing
you did. And it is!"
This could have a happy ending. But it depends on how you look at it. The
lufwood's wish finally did come true. Yes, but it was burning away to nothing. Which
brings the moral of the story: For in success can lie destruction.
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