I was doing some blog surfing
which is how
I often stumble across support and inspiration.
When I’m surfing
avoiding doing real work
I try to keep an open mind,
about what I can learn,
what wisdom other people are prepared to share,
the painful life experiences that are bravely aired online . . .
. . . . I am often gifted with a pearl here and there.
It meant a lot to me.
I have a LOT of scorpions in my life.
I’ve survived a LOT of stings.
Read that important bit again . . . .
So tell me,
do you have close friends or family members
who are scorpions too?
How do you cope with the tragedy of this reality?
How do you survive it?
The Scorpion & The Frog
There’s a fire.
All the animals and insects and creepy-crawlies rush away from the blaze to the river’s edge.
They’ve got to cross the river to get away from the fire. To get to safety.
The scorpion asks the frog to carry him across the river.
The practical frog says no. He says “You’ll sting me.”
The even more practical scorpion says, “No, I won’t.
If I sting you, you’ll die, and if you die, then we’ll both drown.
So obviously, I’m not going to sting you.”
The frog sees the logic – of course the scorpion is self-interested,
and because of his desire to survive, won’t sting the frog – and agrees.
And of course our frog wants to save the day.
He wants to save the world!
He’s a reasonable, kind-hearted frog.
Yes, he’ll swim across the river with the scorpion on his back.
Halfway across the river, however, the scorpion stings the frog.
As the frog is dying and they’re both drowning, the frog cries,
“But why? Now we’re both going to die…why did you sting me?”
The scorpion says, “I’m a scorpion. It’s my nature.”.
Picture Source: KidBrainer