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#41063 - 02/07/03 06:55 AM A Riddle
brian-z Offline

Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 770
Loc: Western USA
Some of you will have read the book, and some will know the answer. But just think about this when you are ready to give in to hopelessness.

This thing all things devours:
birds, beasts, trees, flowers.
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
grinds hard stone into meal;
slays kings; ruins towns;
it even beats high mountains down.

#41064 - 02/07/03 12:05 PM Re: A Riddle
Chey-Wy Offline

Registered: 09/01/02
Posts: 241
Loc: Cheyenne, WY

I have several ideas what it might be ..... but haven't figured it out exactly.

Thanks for the post.


From the Song MOUNTAINS by Lonestar.

Yeah, the good Lord gave us mountains,
So we could learn how to climb

#41065 - 02/07/03 12:32 PM Re: A Riddle
MrEdd Offline

Registered: 01/24/03
Posts: 317
Loc: Texas

What has it got in it's pocketses?

Some Things are not problems to be solved, rather, they are facts which must be coped with over time.

#41066 - 02/07/03 01:20 PM Re: A Riddle
RJD Offline

Registered: 02/18/01
Posts: 326
Loc: jefferson City, Mo,usa
When I was a Navy corpsman we also served veterans. One of my patients lived on skid row. It was my responsibility to give him a bath that morning. When I approached him in his bed with a pan of bath water he said to me, "Look, water sinks ships, rusts nails, and drowns people...I DON'T LIKE WATER!!!"

That's how his, and my, morning went. He didn't rust anymore than he already was.

The next morning I had to take his temperature the hard way.

His reaction made me wonder if he was a fellow survivor.

I learned some new cuss words that day.

The corridor outside our unit was about the length of a football field. Many, many, many others were likewise educated as well.

#41067 - 02/07/03 07:30 PM Re: A Riddle
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Somehow I dont think it's Godzilla, but that's a wonderful thought. And as yet I dont have a better one.............


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

#41068 - 02/07/03 07:59 PM Re: A Riddle
gg1978 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/01
Posts: 14

From Tolkien's "The Hobbit"...


#41069 - 02/07/03 08:20 PM Re: A Riddle
orodo Offline

Registered: 03/15/02
Posts: 735
Loc: Imladris, The Safe Haven of Ar...
kewl one...

I bet you are a LOTR fan big time..
so am i

It is better to be Dragon Master than Dragon Slayer. Some Dragons are meant to be mastered, others meant to be slain. Odin, Great Spirit, God, grant me the wisdom to know the difference. "May the Valar guide and bless you on your path under the sky"

#41070 - 02/07/03 09:21 PM Re: A Riddle
brian-z Offline

Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 770
Loc: Western USA
Godzilla, is another answer. But, yes Time. The Point of this exercise, is one, to get you thinking, and two, to get you thinking.

I've gone back and read nearly every post on this site. A common question asked is "when". But as you fallow some posters who ask this question you begin to see change, you begin to see people placing anger and shame where it belongs. Rome wasn't built in a day, we didn't become the way we are overnight. All things take time.

Give your self that time.


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