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Monday, March 30, 2009

The Man, The Boy, and The Donkey


A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking by its side, a countryman passed them and said : "You fools, what is a donkey for but to ride upon?"

So the man put the boy on the donkey and they went on their way. But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said : "See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides."

So the man ordered the boy to get off and get on himself. But they hadn't gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other : "Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along."

Well, the man didn't know what to do, but at last he took his boy up before him on the donkey.By this time, they had come to the town and the passers-by began to jeer and point at them. The man stopped and asked them what they were scoffing at. The man said : "Aren't you ashamed of yourselves for overloading that poor donkey with you and your hulking son?"

The man and boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and thought until at last, they cut down a pole , tied the donkey's feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders.

They went along amid the laughter of all who met them till they came to market bridge. when the donkey got one of his feet loose, it kicked out and caused the boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle, the donkey fell over the bridge and his four feet being tied together, he was drawned.

"That will teach you", said an old man who had followed them : "Please all and you will please none".

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Love Inside Me

The Love Inside Me

I was dreamin of my man
I had made all his figures
and I waited for a blessing
to make a final touch of his face

I found him...
The masterpiece of my heart
The masterpiece of God

The man i admire the most...
The man i feel comfortable with...
The man with whom darkness seems like
...warm sunny day
where everybody feels the joy...
where i feel the comfort...
where i long to be in his arms...
where i long to rest my head on his chest...
where i long to lay my life on his hands...
where i long to savor every of him....
his rest, his work, his anger, his sadness, his joy, his helplessness...
everything......
where i am sure i can give him everthing
the only place i would lay my soul...

I ain't have money...
I ain't have property...
Love is all i offer
Company is all i can provide
Good family, good mother, good wife are all i can vow...
i made promise to be his
til i stop breathing...
til i close my eyes forever...
i made promise to be devoted to him....
and him only....

I know deep inside i can provide him everything
...all he needs as a human being
I wil be his spiritual shadow...
I wil be his helper...
I wil be the one who wil prop him up each he falls...
I wil strengthen him...
I wil shape him...into better man...into better soul..
......


Nasreddin The Fool: One Week's Salary

This story is retold by Mr. Sugeng Hariyanto


Every Saturday Nasreddin went to the market to buy the household's needs. He put the goods in a big basket. But, he was not able to carry the heavy basket since he was only and old man. Instead, he asked someone else to do it for him and gave him a suitable payback.


When Nasreddin was on the way home from the market, one day, he walked in front of the man who helped him carry his basket. Nasreddin didn't realize that the man had run away and brought all the goods.


The next Saturday, Nasreddin was going to the market. His friend said, "Nasreddin, look at him! He is the man who stole your basket last week."


Nasreddin, however, hid behind a small shop instead of catching the man. He stayed there until the man stealing his basket had left the market. His fried was wondering and asked, "What are you doing there?"


He said, "The man has been carrying my heavy basket for a week. I am afraid he will ask for his salary. I do not have enough money to pay him the amount of money for the whole week. Even the basket and his goods are not sufficient to pay him."