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An Honest Man (the Donkey and the Wall) by J. L. Lawson

Posted on: October 4, 2013

The host interrupted unable any longer to stifle his incredulity. “What kind of story is this anyway? They talk to dead people?” He stressed ‘talk.’

The visitor yawned and stretched. “This is a story of remarkable people, not the average Joe or Jane. These people have the power and energy to meet reasonably and effectively the tasks life sets them.”

“Especially the whole ‘ancestor communication thing.’ That’s for sure not average,” responded the young man lightly and with a bit of sarcasm.

“From one point of view, perhaps…” qualified the guest, “there is another perspective though. Let’s examine the chief cause of an average person’s powerlessness to achieve the vast potential and abilities which are the birthright of man.” He said pointedly, “We leak energy.”

“Huh?” responded the host clearly.

“The human machine is a factory for the transmutation of energies. Did you never ponder how a sandwich becomes electricity—a thought or dream? That’s a powerful transformation. Wouldn’t you say?” He continued, “And the only thing keeping the factory from running properly is the constant loss of energy due to waste: Unnecessary muscle movements, dwelling upon illusory thoughts and ideas, talking just to fill the silence, negative emotions, always seeking self-aggrandizement and putting selfish desires over the needs of others, and most common of all: lying.”

“Oh come on,” the young man started at this last. “You can’t mean to tell me that simply not telling the truth causes the cosmos to debit precious energy from some sincere, but misguided schmo?”

“It’s not usually the lies we tell others which cause so much destruction, though there’s plenty of that to go around. It’s the lie we tell ourself, often and with conviction, which dooms our chances.” The guest conceded. “The lie that: ‘we already know;’ that we are: ‘Captain of our own ship;’ that we are: One. When the truth of the situation is: we are legion.” His voice was final. “As Shakespeare described in part, ‘…all the interim is like a phantasm, or a hideous dream: The genius and the mortal instruments are then in council; and the state of man, like to a little kingdom, suffers then the nature of an insurrection.’ But the bard was speaking of only a snapshot, if you will, of the greater picture. It’s far more pervasive than that. And all of the ‘I’s with each their own ambition and will rend the psyche of man to such a depth that his only defense is to shutter his eyes to the truth and insist on the pretense that he is whole.” He paused then added, “We can’t help but leak; so how can we achieve the promise of our birthright?” The old man fell silent. The last question ringing in the air like a faraway bell.

An Honest Man

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Genre – Metaphysical/Fantasy/Action Adventure

Rating – G

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Weigh Anchor

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The Elf & Huntress

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