Of Love And MadnessJanuary 15, 2010
I received this last year as an e-mail from my friend. I didn’t read it at first because I knew it was just one of those forwarded e-mails that became a fad. However, whe I finally got around tor eading it, I realized that I actually liekd the message. There was something about it that was true. I’m sharing it to everybody right now, and I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
A long time ago, before the world was created and humans set foot on it for the first time, virtues and vices floated around and were bored, not knowing what to do.
All of them liked the idea and immediately Madness shouted: “I want to count, I want to count!”
Fondness curled up between the clouds and Passion went to the center of the earth.
Lie said that it would hide under a stone, but hid at the bottom of the lake, whilst Avarice entered a sack that he ended up breaking.
And Madness continued to count: “… seventy nine, eighty, eighty one…”
By this time, all the vices and virtues were already hidden – except Love.
Just when Madness got to one hundred, Love jumped into a rose bush where he hid.
As Madness turned around, Laziness was the first to be found, because Laziness had no energy to hide. Then he spotted Tenderness in the horn of the moon, Lie at the bottom of the lake and
Between his fingers ran two trickles of blood from his eyes.