Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Bear and the Two Travelers

"Two men were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and concealed himself in the branches. The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could. The Bear soon left him, for it is said he will not touch a dead body. When he was quite gone, the other Traveler descended from the tree, and jocularly inquired of his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear. "He gave me this advice," his companion replied. "Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger."

got to do one of Aesop's fables for a school assignment. for those of you who are within walking distance of BYU's library, you can see it hanging up on the same floor as the family history place. so down one floor, take a right, go straight til you hit a wall - and go right again, only make sure to watch out for the wall this time. and it's that hallway. this monster is 11x17, all matted, framed and all that.

for those of you who are unsuccessful at reading/following directions, aren't within walking distance, or just don't care - there's a little plaque next to my picture that is supposed to read as follows:

"In the beginning of this fable, Aesop doesn't use the word "friend" to describe the two guys who are traveling together. We don't know where they're traveling, or why. We don't even care. . . or at least I don't. What I do care about is how their relationship is defined after the bear encounter. They didn't have any weapons, anti-bear devices of any kind, or any Chuck Norris that we're aware of. The only thing we know they did have was each other.

Everybody's got a friend. Maybe you've got a friend who just so happens to be a BEAR who likes to mess with people, and at the same time possesses the unnatural ability to communicate perfectly with humans through speech. Maybe your friends just suck. No matter what happens, they're your friend. Deal with it." - my interpretation of what the moral to the fable is.

that's about it for now. got lots of other random stuff coming, once i'm no longer busy fending off the icy grip of suck known as school.

finally saw sherlock holmes. t'was indeed EFFIN' AWESOME.
lastly, OC Remix came out with another album not too long ago i've had on repeat for a few weeks straight. it's called Serious Monkey Business. DONKEY KONG COUNTRY 2!!!!!!!!!!! already one of the best soundtracks ever, and now we've got some seriously rad remixes (i tried to avoid the aliteration there... but i didn't, and i'm coming off to myself as really corny, but whateva.) Bramble Reprise is probably my favorite. ATLEAST top 5. check it out.


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