Legends of the Fall…
Joe Leaf: Well, it is that time of year. We are supposed to just quit. Wither up, and fall off this tree.
Ted Leaf: Yeah. I hear ya’ Joe, ol’ pal. Dang… that has to be like a…. 30 foot drop. I’m not looking forward to it.
Joe: Neither am I. I’m feeling so good right now too… seems like a real let down that we have to drop off the branch. I love everyone here.
Ted: Me too. But, that’s how it goes. Well… I better get it over with… nice knowing you Joe… I’m falling now.
Joe: NO! Ted! WAIT! Let’s think about this…. maybe we should look it up on the computer… you know. We will get on the internet… and see if there is a better way…. Maybe we should all jump down together… and figure this out. Maybe that way… we will be able to come back up once we find the answer.
Ted: Let see if the others are in. We will pitch the “Safety In Numbers” argument.
Joe: All in favor?
Leaves on the Branch: Aye. Aye. Aye. Aye. Aye. Aye. Aye. Aye.
Leaves on the Branch: (silent)
Joe: Woooo Hooooooo! Let’s do this thing.
Ted: All right everybody. On the count of three…. ONE, TWO, THREE.
(Branch Snaps… and Jumps. )
Branch laying on the cement below.
Joe: Well… THAT hurt like a mother.
Ted: Yep. Gonna’ leave a mark. No pun intended. All right Joe. This was your idea…. how are we going to get to a computer? And IF we do find a computer… how are we going to get on to the Net?
Joe: Well… we’ll LOG on.
(Two weeks later)
Leaves still right there on the pavement… pretty shriveled. Pretty silent. A woman walks by with a camera….
Moral of the story 1: It is a good thing to be a a part of a group. BUT……sometimes, you should turn over a new leaf…. and branch out on your own.
Moral of the story 2: If you decide you are going to jump… make sure there really is a NET.