[Loch-Ruadh] OT story

Julie Self julie_self at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 8 23:26:40 PDT 2008

That's just not right!  Shame on you.Loch Ruadh Rocks!Beam me sideways, Scottie. These people don't know which way is up!> Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 21:17:47 -0700> From: sluggy9912 at swbell.net> To: loch-ruadh at lists.ansteorra.org> Subject: [Loch-Ruadh] OT story> > The Monk> > A man is driving down the road and his car breaks down> near a monastery.> > He goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and> says, "My car broke down. Do you think I could stay> the night?"> > The Monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, and> even fix his car.> > As the man tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange> sound. A sound not like anything he's ever heard> before.> > The Sirens that nearly seduced Odysseus into crashing> his ship comes to his mind.> > He doesn't sleep that night. He tosses and turns> trying to figure out what could possibly be making> such an intriguing and seductive sound.> > The next morning, he asks the Monks what the sound> was, but they say, "We can't tell you. You're not a> Monk."> > Distraught, the man is forced to leave.> > Years later, after never being able to forget that> sound, the man goes back to the monastery and pleads> for the answer again.> > The Monks reply, "We can't tell you. You're not a> Monk."> > The man says, "If the only way I can find out what is> making that beautiful sound is to become a Monk, then> please, make me a Monk."> > The Monks reply, "You must travel the earth and tell> us how many blades of grass there are and the exact> number of grains of sand. When you find these answers,> you will have become a Monk."> > The man sets about his task.> > After years of searching he returns as a grey-haired> old man and knocks on the door of the monastery. A> Monk answers. He is taken before a gathering of all> the Monks.> > "In my quest to find what makes that beautiful sound,> I traveled the earth and have found what you asked> for:> > By design, the world is in a state of perpetual> change. Only God knows what you ask. All a man can> know is himself, and only then if he is honest and> reflective and willing to strip away self deception."> > The Monks reply, "Congratulations. You have become a> Monk. We shall now show you the way to the mystery of> the sacred sound."> > The Monks lead the man to a wooden door, where the> head monk says, "The sound is beyond that door."> > The Monks give him the key, and he opens the door.> > Behind the wooden door is another door- it is made of> stone.> > The man is given the key to the stone door and he> opens it, only to find a door made of ruby.> > And so it went that he needed keys to doors of> emerald, pearl and diamond.> > Finally, they come to a door made of solid gold. The> sound has become very clear and definite. The Monks> say, "This is the last key to the last door."> > The man is apprehensive to no end. His life's wish is> behind that door!> > With trembling hands, he unlocks the door, turns the> knob, and slowly pushes the door open. Falling to his> knees, he is utterly amazed to discover the source of> that haunting and seductive sound......> > > > > > > > But I can't tell you what it is because you're not a Monk> > ---> > "The idea that unicycling is intrinsically funny does not explain the findings." Professor Sam Shuster.> _______________________________________________> Loch-Ruadh mailing list> Loch-Ruadh at lists.ansteorra.org> http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/loch-ruadh-ansteorra.org
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