Sunday, January 4, 2009
Watching an Eddie Izzard dvd last night I was reminded of my favourite legend of all time...
Basically the 3 wisest men in the land were asked by the king to write a
definitive history of the known world. They did. 24 volumes. It was the first encyclopaedia. The king said it was too long, could they make it shorter? A year later they came back with one volume... too long still, said the king. Another year later they came back with one piece of parchment.
On that parchment was written the condensed knowledge of the known world. The parchment had one line written on it.
"This too shall pass".
A great line to think of when you might not be feeling so flash.