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 Bosch, Hieronymus: The Last judgement; Hell (Right Wing of Triptych)

Bosch, Hieronymus: The Last judgement; Hell (Right Wing of Triptych)

 

 

And Fred thus spoke to his siblings;

“Man is jostled, my brothers. Man is thrown about whether he sits on a camel or astride his ass. It is best to find your niche on the beast’s backbone early in your journey. Whether it be a little to the left, or more to the right, each man must find his niche. Although I must admit, sitting on your ass makes the task a little harder.”

Thus Spoke Fred

Some men know their destiny when they are but children.

(See Webster; DALI LAMA)

Some men find their destiny when puberty arrives.

(See Rolling Stone; Chippendales)

Some men vision their destiny before they finish school.

(See Forbes; Bill Gates)

Some men discover their destiny when they create a family.

(See Bible; Abraham).

And some men never discover their destiny, only their niche.

(See ibid.; Fred)

And it was thus, that Fred wandered from forest to forest,

from cave to cave – – – – from hither to yon.

Four years as apprentice was his limit.

Two year intervals his norm.

Obliterator of burrs

Scriber of Texts

Plasticizing

Apprentice

Centurion

Teacher

Hewer

And, at times, programmer

 “Hewing creates throbbing within the cranium. Teaching is a joy. Programming is like the proverbial child; at times it is very good. But when it is bad, it is horrible.”

Thus spoke Fred.

Tomorrow: “On Parables”