We hear the voice of wisdom
while others shout ‘disregard’
We know whom to follow
yet doing so can be hard
Like seeing a puddle in the street
do we walk around?
Ah, it’s not too deep!
I’ll not stomp my feet
Then once in the middle
there is no victory fiddle
We now slosh on through
with wisdom laughing our due!
(We Hear the Voice of Wisdom, © Steven S. Walsky, October 2017.)
Proverbs 1:32-33 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to wisdom will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.
I thought about re-posting this as I was eating an Oreo cookie (okay four).
Dave: “I also learned people can try to hide their true personalities, but the oddest things give them away. So it was with the Oreo Cookie Pretentiousness Test. I had once made a comment to Donna concerning the pretentiousness of Mandy; one of many such comments. Anyway, one day while Mandy and I were on our way to eat lunch at a trendy café she liked in the older section of the city, Mandy raved about the desserts the place offered. I asked if they had cheesecake, and Mandy replied: ‘Cheesecake has become so…so passé Dave; no one who is anyone orders cheesecake.’ She might as well tell me the moon is no longer in the sky just for lovers.”
“Mandy, how do you eat an Oreo cookie?”
“An Oreo cookie? You mean the ones with the white stuff?”
“That’s the ones; how do you eat them? Do you pull the two sides apart and eat the cream filling first. Or do you just bite into the cookie. Or maybe pop the entire cookie in your mouth all at once?”
“Stuffing the whole cookie in your mouth.”
“OK, so what technique do you use?”
“I don’t eat Oreo cookies.”
“They’re…so…so childish. Adults do not eat them.”
“So you’re telling me you never sit on your sofa in front of the TV and eat Oreo cookies?”
“Would you even consider sitting at your breakfast nook table with me and dunking a few Oreos in milk?”
“Dave, this conversation is pointless. I stopped eating those things when I was a kid and even then, I would never dunk a cookie in milk!”
“This is the basis for the Oreo Cookie Pretentiousness Test. If he, or she, thinks dunking Oreo cookies is childish, or does not have the desire to twist the two sides apart and saver the cream filling like it was gold, be forewarned! As for Mandy, I understood her problem, dunking cookies might endanger her jewelry, and definitely her nails.”
(Through a Stranger’s Eyes is a work of fiction copyrighted by Steven S. Walsky, 2005.)