Monday, September 17, 2007

The Wish

An elderly man was sitting alone on a dark path. He wasn't certain of which direction to go, and he'd forgotten both where he was traveling to and who he was. He'd sat down a moment to rest his weary legs, and suddenly looked up to see an elderly woman before him. She grinned toothlessly and with a cackle, spoke:

"Now for your *third* wish, what will it be?"

"Third wish?" The man was baffled

"How can it be a third wish if I haven't had a first and second wish?"

"You've had two wishes already," the hag said

"but your second wish was for me to return everything to the way it was before you had made your first wish. That's why you remember nothing; because everything is the way it was before you made any wishes."
She cackled at the poor man, "so it is that you have one with left."

"All right," said the man

" I don't believe this; but there's no harm in wishing. I wish to know who I am"

"Funny," said the old woman as she granted his wish and disapeared forever,

"That was your first wish."


- Planescape Torment

3 comments:

cant_u_read said...

the profundity and uncompromising honesty of the story hit the human part of me that continually longs for what i don't have.

very awakening!

you've left me in awe again, khalel!

khalel said...

As human beings we tend to always look for a change. We moved to a completely different state hoping for change, but the only thing that changed was really the environment; it was the same shit, just a different place. This rut is not environmental; it's really us that needs to change.......


Thanks for the compliment rye!

You guys are my inspiration reall!

Cheers!

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