Saturday, July 17, 2010
A Brick Wall for Us
"Excuse me mam, I had just moved here a few months ago… I heard that this is a crime-prone neighbourhood…"
"Yes, it is… but there will always be some policemen patrolling the area at night…"
"Oh.. I see… I still think it’s a shame… it’s such a beautiful place… but you can’t really feel secure here…"
"No.. not really… there is a way to it… come closer, I’ll tell you the secret… You must build a wall… a strong and sturdy wall around your house…"
"Really? Can I get people to build the wall for me?"
"No… don’t… you should never trust anyone in building that wall… no one is trustworthy enough for the job… the builder you hired, could be the one who will break into your house."
"How do I build it then?"
"With your own bare hands… brick by brick… but remember it should be strong enough to protect your property… high enough, so that no one can trespass it… but transparent enough so that you will not lose touch with the reality…"
"Wow.. that sounds pretty challenging…"
"There is another way actually…"
"and that is?"
"Move out of here."
:: I had just got here, and I'm loving this place... you ain't kicking me out of here, mam... i'll do whatever it takes... i'll build the wall brick by brick, besides... I plan to live here till my very last breath ::