Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Three Questions

Today I was asked to write a diary entry from the hermit from "The Three Questions" point of view. This is it.

Literature. Unit 1. Lesson 7. August 12, 2010

Dear diary,

Today a weird person came to me asking 3 questions: What is the right time for every action? Who are the people most important to me? And what is the most important pursuit? I didn’t tell him, as he’d learn more by experiencing the answer. He helped me dig that garden bed I’d been thinking about. Then a man came and said he wanted to kill my visitor. Talk about rude! If I wanted to kill somebody, I would a least say hello. Yes, he didn’t say hello.

Sadly, that to-be-murderer was bleeding to death. The guy he wanted dead healed his wounds, then went to sleep. The other guy also went to sleep. I was planting seeds in my newly created garden bed. You know, I’ll start calling them First Guy and Second Guy, ok?

When they woke up, Second Guy said “Forgive me,” First Guy said “You have nothing to forgive.” Didn’t hear the rest. Then First Guy came out of the hut and said to me “I have asked my questions. If you will not answer them, I will leave.” I told him the answers, that the most important time is now, the most important person is whom you are with, and the most important pursuit is to do good to him, as that is why he was brought into this life. First and Second Guys left, then I made dinner, then went to bed. I think I’ll plant petunias tomorrow.

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