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The Lesson?

Post by Edgewise » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:17 pm

Here's a true story for you.
One afternoon after school I was waiting on the sidewalk of a city street to be picked up when I spied a caterpillar begin to painstakingly and laboriously cross the road from the far curb.
With each passing car he managed to just clear the path of the wheels until, miracle of miracles, after what seemed like an eternity, he reached the other curb.
Little did I know that his agonizing progress was also witnessed by a bird perched on the eave above my head which, on seeing him clear the traffic after cheating death a thousand times with each passing wheel, immediately swooped down in front of me and snapped up the caterpillar.
I'm absolutely convinced there is a lesson to be learned here but, after more than fifty years, I'm still trying to figure out what it is, and until I do, that caterpillar will continue to haunt me to my dying day.

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Re: The Lesson?

Post by gsmith7158 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:36 pm

As Rosana Rosanadana always said "It's always Something".
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Re: The Lesson?

Post by jlw257 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:57 pm

As Forest Gump said “ It Happen”
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Re: The Lesson?

Post by Shearer » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:59 pm

Edgewise wrote:Here's a true story for you.
One afternoon after school I was waiting on the sidewalk of a city street to be picked up when I spied a caterpillar begin to painstakingly and laboriously cross the road from the far curb.
With each passing car he managed to just clear the path of the wheels until, miracle of miracles, After what seemed like an eternity, he reached the other curb.
Little did I know that his agonizing progress was also witnessed by a bird perched on the eve above my head which, on seeing him clear the teaffic after cheating death a thousand times with each passing wheel, immediately swooped down in front of me and snapped up the caterpillar.
I'm absolutely convinced there is a lesson to be learned here but, after more than fifty years, I'm still trying to figure out what it is, and until I do, that caterpillar will continue to haunt me to my dying day.
The lesson is you can get around obstacles in life but at the end the big guy will swoop down and get you. :)
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Re: The Lesson?

Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:08 pm

As Mr. Spock said: "He's intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two dimensional thinking."

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Re: The Lesson?

Post by Dragline » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:10 pm

Sound like the IRS
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Re: The Lesson?

Post by btrwtr » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:27 pm

Life can be a struggle but the end is always sure.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

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Re: The Lesson?

Post by Edgewise » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:28 pm

How about this one:
" The patient hunter gets the prey." :mrgreen:

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Re: The Lesson?

Post by Steve Warden » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:34 pm

Ecclesiastes 3 New King James Version (NKJV)

Everything Has Its Time

1 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
Take care and God bless,

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Re: The Lesson?

Post by Edgewise » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:37 am

Steve Warden wrote:Ecclesiastes 3 New King James Version (NKJV)

Everything Has Its Time

1 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
I think I have found my lesson. Fits perfectly and so simple. ::nod::
The bird's time will come too and so will mine and it doesn't matter if you cheated death a thousand times before (maybe that's why I didn't think of it before ::paranoid:: )
Thanks Steve.

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Re: The Lesson?

Post by Steve Warden » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:06 am

Edgewise wrote:
Steve Warden wrote:Ecclesiastes 3 New King James Version (NKJV)

Everything Has Its Time

1 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
I think I have found my lesson. Fits perfectly and so simple. ::nod::
The bird's time will come too and so will mine and it doesn't matter if you cheated death a thousand times before (maybe that's why I didn't think of it before ::paranoid:: )
Thanks Steve.
You're welcome.
Now the question is, "Are you ready?"
If you're not sure and want to be sure, send me a PM. I want you to be sure.
Take care and God bless,

Steve
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Re: The Lesson?

Post by Quick Steel » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:44 pm

Behind every cloud is another cloud.
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Re: The Lesson?

Post by Edgewise » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:59 pm

Steve Warden wrote:
Edgewise wrote:
Steve Warden wrote:Ecclesiastes 3 New King James Version (NKJV)

Everything Has Its Time

1 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

2 A time to be born,
And a time to die;
I think I have found my lesson. Fits perfectly and so simple. ::nod::
The bird's time will come too and so will mine and it doesn't matter if you cheated death a thousand times before (maybe that's why I didn't think of it before ::paranoid:: )
Thanks Steve.
You're welcome.
Now the question is, "Are you ready?"
If you're not sure and want to be sure, send me a PM. I want you to be sure.
On reflection I suppose I'm what you might call "caterpillar ready" which essentially means 'focus, focus, focus'.

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Re: The Lesson?

Post by stagman » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:57 am

The focus part is right on,,,, the way I sypher it edge...you labor hard,
all day, week, month, year, and just when you think you got er licked,
Bamm, your life or the one closes to you is gone , just like that,
so when you think you have reached the other side of your labors,
dot not forget the folk's who help you get there, and appreciate every minute
and continue to try your best for yourself and all folk's you meet in general

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Re: The Lesson?

Post by Steve Warden » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:56 am

stagman wrote:The focus part is right on,,,, the way I sypher it edge...you labor hard,
all day, week, month, year, and just when you think you got er licked,
Bamm, your life or the one closes to you is gone , just like that,
so when you think you have reached the other side of your labors,
dot not forget the folk's who help you get there, and appreciate every minute
and continue to try your best for yourself and all folk's you meet in general

stag
http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/stagman
And the question remains, "Are you ready?"
Take care and God bless,

Steve
TSgt USAF, Retired

But any knife is better than no knife! ~ Mumbleypeg (aka Ken)

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