Sunday, June 03, 2007

The House of 1000 Mirrors.

Post 219 - - - - - Sunday, 3rd June, 2007.

The House of 1000 Mirrors.

Hi Folks ~~ I hope you have had a great weekend or in the midst
of having one. Mine has been Great until a few minutes ago when
I pressed PUBLISH and did that several times, and getting the
message Published, but it wasn't and has gone for good. Apart from
that all is well, John came around and did a couple of small jobs for
me AND my football team had a win after 6 losses. That was a nice
change and I hope they can win a few more now.

The article I have now is called The House of 1000 Mirrors. The
author is unknown, and it's a Japanese folktale. Enjoy.

Long ago in a small, far away village, there was a place known
as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small happy little dog learned
of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he bounced
happily up the stairs to the doorway with his ears lifted high and
his tail wagging as fast as it could.

To his great surprise, he found himself staring at 1000 other happy
little dogs with their tails wagging just as fast as his was. He smiled
a great smile, and was answered with 1000 great smiles just as warm
and friendly. As he left the House, he thought to himself, "This is a
wonderful place. I will come back and visit it often."

In the same village, another little dog, who was not quite as happy
as the first one, decided to visit the house. He slowly climbed the
stairs and hung his head low as he looked in the door. When he saw
1000 unfriendly dogs staring back at him, he growled at them and
was horrified to see 1000 little dogs growling back at him. As he left,
he thought to himself, "That is a horrible place, and I will never go
back there again."

All the faces in the world are mirrors. What kind of reflections do
you see in the faces of the people you meet ?

First joke is from Warren - Thanks Mate !! "Irish Doctor."

A doctor wanted to get off work and play golf, so he approached
his Irish assistant, Paddy.
"I'm going golfing tomorrow Paddy and I want you to take care
of the clinic and our patients." "Yes, sir !" said Paddy.

The doctor goes off to golf and returns the following day and
asks: "So Paddy, how was your day?"
Paddy told him he took care of three patients.

"The first one had a headache so I gave him Panadol."
"Bravo Mate and the second one ?"
"The second one had stomach burning, so I gave him Aspirin."
"Excellent. You're good at this, and what about the third ?"

"Well I was sitting here and suddenly the door opens and a woman
enters. Like a woman possessed, she undresses herself, taking off
everything and lies on the table and shouts : "HELP ME ! For five
years I haven't seen a man !"

"Good God, says the doctor. What did you do ?"
"I put drops in her eyes !!"

A couple gets married and the wife puts a foot locker in the bedroom.
She locks it, then puts the only key on a chain around her neck. For
fifty years, her husband tries to figure out what's in there, but she
always changed the subject and avoided the issue.

Finally on the night of their fiftieth anniversary, he says to her, "I've
got to know what's in the trunk." She takes the key, unlocks the foot
locker, and inside there's two ears of corn and $25,000, The guy
says, "What's with the two ears of corn?"

She says, " Well, umm, in the fifty years, every time I broke our
marriage vows, I put an ear of corn in the trunk." The guy figures,
"Twice in fifty years, not so bad. . . ." Then he says, "And what's
with the $25,000?"
She says, "Well, every time I got a bushel, I sold it !!"

Two guys are out hiking when all of a sudden, a bear starts
chasing them. They climb a tree, but the bear starts climbing up
the tree after them.

The first guy gets his sneakers out of his knapsack and starts
putting them on. The second guy says, "What are you doing?"
The second guy says, "I figure when the bear gets close to us,
we'll jump down and make a run for it."

The second guy says, "Are you crazy? You can't outrun a bear."
The first guy says, "I don't have to outrun the bear . . . . . I only
have to outrun you !!"

Why don't lobsters share ? They're shellfish.

A few quotes - - - -

Keep in mind, even if you're on the right track, you can
still be left behind if you just sit there. - - Anon.

After all is said and done, more is said than done.- - Anon.

Those who say a thing cannot be done should not stand in
the way of those who are doing it. - - Anon.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put
up with the rain. - - - Dolly Parton.

Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old.
- - - Jonathon Swift.

As a white candle in a holy place,
So is the beauty of an old face. - - - Joseph Campbell.

Bye for now, my friends. Take great care and enjoy your
lives. Love and best wishes to you all. Cheers, Merle.

Post 219 - - - - - Sunday, 3rd June, 2007.


"Early Bird" said...

I love your stories and jokes today!

Anonymous said...

Merle, funny stuff.

She says, "Well, every time I got a bushel, I sold it !!"

That is a keeper.

Leann said...

hi merle;as always good reading and a good LOL.I been busy lately and didnt feel like blogging.o I had to get busy and catch up.hope all is good with you.
God bless you,have a great week.
I liked the 1000 mirror story.the ear of corn one cracked me up.sad that some women are that way for real.

Jim said...

Hi Merle -- That is too bad abut your PUBLISH button not doing its thing correctly.
I didn't do it, but I'm sorry for you 'bout that.
We were hoping Blogger had all the kinks out now so copying wouldn't be necessary before posting.
I do copy the comments though.
My vote for today is the mirror story. I smile a lot!

Mountain Mama said...

I really like the one about the white candle. Do you suppose it's because I can relate so well?
Hope you have a wonderful week Merle.

Val said...

The house of 1000 mirrors story is one worth remembering. Thanks for this, Merle!

After the Carlton win on the weekend, I am confident of finding a house of 1000 smiles this week.

Susie said...

Hi Merle,
Sorry you were having more blogger problems. It can be fickle. Loved your 1000 mirrors story!!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That’s an excellent parable, Merle.

Lee said...

Me, too! Me,too! Love it!

I hope your hiccups with blogging is at an end, Merle.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Dearest Merle

Thank you so much for your messages of care and support. It's so hard losing a pet, I've lost them before, but it doesn't get any easier.

Thank you for being my friend. I love you.


Christina said...

I love the 1000 mirrors story!

smilnsigh said...

Oh dear! The *dreaded* it-won't-publish woes. And then, the *dreaded* I-lost-my-post-too woes. -sigh-
Hope blogspot is over its "hissy-fit" and all your entries go in, quickly, from now on.