Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Haven't Posted any Dandelion Pictures in a While

I told Jim today that I would post a response to his emailed question today. I'm not going to get it done. I'll tackle it tomorrow. Instead a dandelion picture and a quick story.

Two Monks were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. Coming around the bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.
"Come on, girl," said the first monk. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.
The second monk did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself. "We monks don't go near females," he said. "It is dangerous. Why did you do that?"
"I left the girl there," the first monk said. "Are you still carrying her?"


  1. Are you still carrying your girl?

  2. Ah, good question. Yes, I am still carrying her. I wish I could report finding the serenity to put her down but I have not. I'm trying. I'm trying.

  3. A pen is lighter than a girl. And thus, surely much easier to carry.

  4. Yes, A girl is heavy to carry. It's not a smart thing to do.