Sunday, November 28, 2010

A true story

Once upon a time I was locked in a tin shed filled with fishing nets and corks. I was told that I was going to spend the rest of my life in that shed, and that I'd never see my parents again. It was hot and musty - the sun shone through dirty windows lighting up the dust in the air. I was terrified. When I asked what I was going to eat, I was told that I could eat the corks.

I think I was five or six years old.

I cant help but wonder who I would have been if that moment never elapsed.

I cant help but wonder what I would have to do to them in order to provoke a similar emotional response; especially now they must be in their mid 50's.

I honestly think that whatever that would be, I'd probably get some serious jail time. Especially as I think one is now a top cop, and the other a member of parliament.

So: two lessons.

One: You are what you absorb, and
Two: There is no such thing as Karma.

Although I'd like to be proven wrong on the second one.


Anonymous said...

Did you manage to escape from the tin shed?

Mark J said...

Ahhh - there's some perspective :)

deadlyjelly said...

Ok look, I'm not sure I agree with Lesson #2. First, look at Eric Estrada. Second, anyone who treats a six year old like that is definitely kneecapped by karma in some abandoned warehouse somewhere down the line - you just aren't aware of it. Third, you have more friends than them (BTW I hate these people already). And finally, they'll probably cark it before you which means you can send a bouquet of dead flowers with a note that says "You suck less this way".


Mark J said...

I figure karma paid me back when it came to the friends I've made since. Bless x

Deadlyjelly said...

There you go.


Jacie said...

I love Deadlyjelly's comment 'you suck less this way' - just brilliant! Our odd synchronicity is at work again though as I just finished writing about how my ex's experiences at age '5 or 6' had had a very detrimental effect on his psyche.
My son was being bullied at school when he just started, unbeknownst to me, and they shut him in a shed also - he still totally freaks out about it so you have my sympathy too as I can certainly imagine how frightening it was x