Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Piqued Interest

The young man skips up the mountainous terrain with all the vigor of youth. “Put one foot in front of the other,” he whistles cheerfully, bounding up the chilly slopes. With a spring in his stride, he reaches the peak beaming at the wise guru before him. He wastes no time to ask about the secrets of the universe. “Do you know the purpose for which I live?” The guru opens one eye, contemplative. “I know nothing,” he replies. The man’s bursting enthusiasm fades. “Then why are you here?” he sputters. The guru smiles. “I believe I have already answered.”

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