L’histoire du tigre feroce par Simon Parke

Après en avoir discuté longuement, ils décidèrent de se procurer un animal domestique et d’acheter un tigre.

Arriva le grand jour de la livraison du tigre. Celui-ci était si effrayant qu’ils devaient faire quelque chose. Pour garder le tigre, il y avait donc des changements à apporter. Premièrement, il fallait le maintenir sous calmants en tout temps, car l’animal avait beaucoup trop d’énergie. Il fallait également extraire ses dents les plus dangereuses, car ses crocs pouvaient faire des ravages. C’était une question de santé et de sécurité. Il fallait aussi lui mettre des œillères pour le rendre moins conscient de ce qui l’entoure. Enfin, il fallait tondre quotidiennement sa magnifique fourrure en espérant qu’il finirait par oublier qu’il est un tigre.

S’il oubliait qu’il est un tigre, ce serait beaucoup plus facile pour tout le monde.

Ne troquez pas la gloire pour la domestication; ne renoncez pas à la gloire du genre humain pour un ensembles d’idées.

Tiré de ‘Méditation Minute’ par Simon Parke (http://www.simonparke.com/). Disponible d’amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/).

The Terrible Tiger Story   by Simon Parke

After much discussion, they decided to go ahead and have a tiger as a family pet.

The great day arrived and the tiger was delivered. But it was so frightening they immediately had to act. If the tiger was to stay, certain changes had to be made. First of all, it would need to be kept sedated at all times – the animal had way too much energy. They also had its most dangerous teeth removed, as those fangs could do untold damage; you had to be aware of health and safety. They then put blinkers on its eyes, to make it less aware of its surroundings. And of course they shaved its magnificent fur daily; hoping that ultimately it would forget it was a tiger.

If it gave up on being a tiger, it would be much easier for all of them.

Don’t exchange glory for domestication; don’t give up on the glory of the human animal for a set of ideas.

Taken from ‘One-Minute Mystic’ by Simon Parke (http://www.simonparke.com/). Available from amazon.co.uk (http://www.amazon.co.uk/).

This entry was posted in Writers and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.