Hitler Meats Goebbels!

17 Jul


The following story is a true one from Japan:

While renovating a house, a man tore open a wall. Japanese houses normally have a hollow space between the wooden walls. On tearing down the wall, the man found a lizard stuck behind it, with a nail from outside lodged firmly into one of its feet. He saw this and pitied the animal. He was also quite curious because on closely scrutinizing the nail, he could guess that it was nailed to the wall ten years ago, when the house was first built! The lizard had managed to survive in
this awkward, impaled position for ten long years! It wasn’t an easy task living in a dark partitioned wall for that long without moving. He then wondered how this lizard survived without taking a single step – with its feet nailed! So he stopped his work and observed the lizard, what it did, what it ate. Suddenly, from nowhere, he saw another lizard appearing, with food in its mouth… Ahhh! The man was stunned. What kind of love was this? For the lizard that was stuck to the wall by a nail, another lizard had been feeding it for ten long years…

I was touched when I heard this story. And stopped to wonder at the relationship between them: family, friends, brothers, sisters…

As technology advances, our access to information becomes faster and faster. But the distance between human beings – is it lessening or increasing?