Friday, July 10, 2009

Taking a break among frogs and lakes

The scrorpion and the Frog
One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river.

The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn't see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.

Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.

"Hellooo Mr. Frog!" called the scorpion across the water, "Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?"

"Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?" asked the frog hesitantly.

"Because," the scorpion replied, "If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!"

Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. "What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!"

"This is true," agreed the scorpion, "But then I wouldn't be able to get to the other side of the river!"

"Alright do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?" said the frog.

"Ahh...," crooned the scorpion, "Because you see, once you've taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!"

So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog's back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog's soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.

Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog's back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.

"You fool!" croaked the frog, "Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?"

The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog's back.

"I could not help myself. It is my nature."

If a frog is destined to drown, it will drown even in a spoonful of water.


kj said...

ah, i have read this fable a long time ago. there was a time i didn't understand it, but now i do. and yet, i also believe even the scorpions are becoming aware there is another way.

it is a pleasure to visit your blog, and i like that you visit mine.


Shubhajit said...

Excellent! Excellent!

The story has great morale and two sides of it.

One can't change its nature irrespective of whatever great or low he is..the nature instill much before the birth.

Another part is more philosophical. One can't change destiny though the destiny is in the hand of him.

The story sounds more like Hitopdesha (ancient text of Hinduism where teachers gave lessons to pupil through various tale of animals etc.

You are poet, scientist, philosopher and storyteller too. I like you very much.

Paul said...

What a strange and haunting tale.

the walking man said...

And the end of it is trust your instinct but don't hate a scorpion for being a scorpion.

foam said...

interesting parable/fable ..
brings to mind the quote - no good deeds go unpunished ...
at least i think that's how that quote goes.

ojo said...

I knew that metaphor or fable, like you want to name it.

Recently, a working companion of mine was robbed in the street. He lost USD 300.
He went into de exchenge office, (into a very altereted state), and geve USD 75 to the exchenge owner. The exchenge owner give him pesos for USD 25. My companion doesn´t realized, (of cause of his nervous state) and came to our working place. He is a regular client of the exchange. He realize the mistake and call to de office. Te man deniad the situation. "You give me USD 25". "Well. If in the end of the day you realize that you have USD, they are mine"
To the other day my companion went to talk with the owner of the exchenge and once again him said that have received USD 25.

Taking with my comapnion i can image (remembering me the fable) the thougts of both them:

Companion: "I´m your regular client. Youre fucking me and loosing a client for USD 50. ¿Are you stupid?"

Owner of the excheange: "Sorry, guy. I have not choice. It´s MY NATURE"


Anonymous said...

It reminded me of the US occupation in the middle east.

Jason Gusmann said...

hey mariana - taking advantage of yr break to leave you a comment on yr last few posts as they are already full of comments! yr endlessly searching mind continuously stimulates me, especially the superstring theory and the effects of social networking on us as people. keep searching and bringing back these treasures.

Anonymous said...

Pure determinism?

Robb Todd said...

"If a frog is destined to drown, it will drown even in a spoonful of water."

Especially if he likes to pick up hitchhiking scorpions.

the walking man said...

You working hard Mariana?

Tape said...

If a frog is destined to talk, it will talk in the muppets show!

Tape said...

If a frog is destined to talk, it will talk in the muppets show!

Jm Benavidez Estoque said...

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If you have some time, I invite you to please visit my site

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essays, etc.

Thank you and have a nice day! 

Id it is said...

Innate nature cannot be overidden!

Anonymous said...

Poor frog!

Poor scorpion!

Why do I feel like sometimes I've been the frog and sometimes I've been the scorpion?

Mariana Soffer said...

KJ: I love this fable, since the first time I saw it, I understand what you say about it, it is not easy to understand, I really like that you think the scoprpion is thinkiing there is an other way, that is such a hopefull bew of things, never occured to me.

It is a pleasure for me to visit your blog to, I been abroad but now that I am back we will be able to interact more often hopefully.

Mariana Soffer said...

Shubhajit: Thank you very much S.
As you mentioned one of my favourite things about this fable is that it has 2 sides, and both are true, correct.
I think you can not change the scorpion nature of stinging the frog, probably because the sting instinct, it has developed - evolved for millon of years therefore it is too strongly attached to the scropion. But
lets suppose that the scrorpion has the hability to learn, think and make logical inferences during its life becoming more and more wise as he ages. It still wins darwinian evolution (This is not the term I want to say but gives a general idea).

Exactely destiny is in the being destiny, nothing you can do about it.
Be well

Mariana Soffer said...

Paul: I am glad that this tale cought your attention (I respect a lot you opinion)

Mariana Soffer said...

The walking man: Sure you do not have to hate the scorpion for being a scorpion. But I am not sure
about what you say regarding trusting your instincts, specially while refering to this fable.
There an excelent talk in about how we are fulled about out perception of reality of the time, which also
affect your instincts, I belive it was about dan atieli

Mariana Soffer said...

Foam: Glad you found it intresting, and I like the worlds parables/fables, maybe they can be a new kind of text genere.
You know somehow I did never understood that quote" No good deeds go unpanished", It does not make sense to me, but if I turn it upside down it might, "harm does not happen without bringing a good deed"

Mariana Soffer said...

OJO: is you do not mind a couple of corrections:

and gave (not geve)
called to the office (not de)

I do this because I do not want the rest of the people to loose the things you say, they are wothwile

Mariana Soffer said...

OJO:Very interesting!!!! IT is exactely what I said, but there is one thing that is worst
about that owner, when human beings are under a lot of stress, they are not in control of themselves, therefore they are prone to make more mistakes. There guy could see that, and he took advantage of a man who was
already having an awfull moment and unable to function properly due to his high levels of stress.
What do you think, is that being mean or instinct? I would go for the second one.
Besides humans have much more resources to understand what is going on and to modify their behaviour than animals.What about empaty? Any many other things about culture society geed and so on comes to mind,
Great tale my friend

Mariana Soffer said...

Lash:Very very very interesting.
I think is related to what I said before What about empaty? Any many other things about culture society geed and so on comes to mind
I really do not understand war, Is it all about petrol? greed, power
Tell me; Where does the instinct from the us comes that makes it do that?
I would love to understand that

Mariana Soffer said...

Jason Gusman;Hi Jason, you are always more than welcome here, I consider a great artist, and that
we search for similar things from different standpoints. I am really happy that my thinks estimulate yours.
That is the point, join minds, more powerfull that just one mind. I can tell you I have interesting new stuff I am thinkint aabout dn,
but I have to give it a proper shape. Regarding the string theory and so on I am trying to learn, find it interesting but to tell you the truth, I feel there is a lot more I need to settle in my mind about it to be able to say something relevant about it. Thanks a lot for your encouraging words.

Mariana Soffer said...

Lucy in the sky; That is one way to see it, but is not what I have in mind about this story, I think it goes beyond but what you say is certainly an important point about it.
Check what I talk with Shubhajit. I think you are going to like it.

Mariana Soffer said...

Robb Todd:
Nice to see you my friend. Not bad what you say, not at all, The classical cause and effect law it is pretty unlikely to work in a different way as it does in the 99,99 percent of the cases
Bye my friend

Mariana Soffer said...

The waling man:
Thanks for asking man. Yeah actually like crazy, I went to a conference to the state for a week and just came back today, and also have tons and tons and tons
of things to do regarding other work stuff. I could not helped it but at least I wanted to answer your lovely email guys and at least communicate a litttle with you, which makes me feel great. I did not have internet over there
because these freaking expensive hotel was 15 dls per day what they charge for the wireless so I decided to leave it for the next time.
ASAP I want to check your great blog my new friend Take care

Mariana Soffer said...

you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing. how can you be like that, you are a true artist.
Please come more often

Mariana Soffer said...

Jm Benavidez Estoque:
Hi thank for your invitations.
I checked your blog a little quicker I have to confessed, and found it very interesting, I added it to my google greader, so as soon as I put my life in order I pay more thorough attention

Mariana Soffer said...

I am not that sure at the time, I keep changing my mind, some things like the ones I talk with Shubhajit
completely agree with what you say, but on the other side there is also the maravelous hability of the brain that allows it to change and rewire itself called neuroplasticity, maybe if we study more that relatively new discovery about how he brain functions it might be able to modify the supposedly unchanchable

Mariana Soffer said...

My friend, I like what you say, in the end everyone ends in a bad position, and the worst of all
it would be if that coulod have been avoidable, And it also gets hope in living creatures away when you can not understand the reason for that
ugyly thing to happen-
croack croack

Little Lamb said...

Lesson learned, do not trust your adversary.

Mariana Soffer said...

Shubajit:I could not find proper examples about the indian tales you refer to, I found one called
"Aclassical indian folk-tale as a reported modern event: The brahman and the Mongoose
M B Emeau¨

, but I guess is a more modern one, can you recomend me webpages, or books about it?
Thank you very much, sorry for bothering. said...

What are fables? said...

What are legends?

Mariana Soffer said...

Legends are about people and their actions or deeds. The people lived in more recent times and are mentioned in history. The stories are told for a purpose and are based on facts, but they are not completely true.

Either the person never really did what the story says, or the historical events were changed. The purpose was to make the story more interesting or convincing, or to teach a lesson, like knowing right from wrong.

Examples of people in English legends are King Arthur, Robin Hood and Queen Boadicea. A man who may have been King Arthur is known to have lived in the 5th or 6th century. But the stories about the Knights of the Round Table and Merlin the Magician may not be true. The point of the story was that the knights and their king defended their people and helped them.

Mariana Soffer said...

A fable is another type of story, also passed down from generation to generation and told to teach a lesson about something.

Fables are about animals that can talk and act like people, or plants or forces of nature like thunder or wind. The plants may be able to move and also talk and the natural forces cause things to happen in the story because of their strength.

The most famous fables were written by a man called Aesop. We know them as Aesop’s Fables, and he wrote more than 600 of them.

I’ve retold some of my favourite Aesop’s Fables for you. You can read about the Fox who thought he was cleverer than the Cat, or how the Tortoise won a race against the Hare.

Mariana Soffer said...

Little Lamb: You better watch out cause you can be the part that ends up hurt in one of this fables.
Well adversaries I guess are better not to be trusted, that usually aplies for every aspect of life. The not that easy things to understand are which one are you adversaries and who and why are your hidden adversaries trying to do you harm.

Anonymous said...

the scorpion
may be unable to
overcome its nature,
but a man can, if he chooses

¤ ¤ ¤


Mariana Soffer said...

/t: My dear T ,by having a more resourcefull information processing device humans have a wider range of possibilities and options than scorpions do.

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Sorrow said...

When I was a young girl, there was a women who came and lived with us, she was from Buenos Aires.
She was a wonderful women, full of color and passion.
She left a lasting memory in my heart. She also loved that story about the scorpion and the frog, and she also told me one about a lazy gaucho that I still remember.
Thank you, for leading me here, and to wonderful memories.
mayo sus días ser bendito

Ribbon said...

at this point in my life I don't beleive that nature is set in concrete... I'm a fan of nurture

on another note... re your comment at my place.
I understand what you're saying but I think that you can watch yourself without judgement, but awareness.

I very much enjoy your blog and all that you share

thank you and best wishes

Jon said...

Could it also be:

Brook no aggression or venomous tongues?


Mariana Soffer said...

It is a coincidence that she was from Bs As, but the fact that
she liked that fable seems to be an even bigger coincidence, that story is not specially popular in this country.
What is common is the lazyness of the gauchos.

I was lucky to be able to lead you there, and bring back those memories in you.
Maybe we just passed a universe strange loop.

You said this:"may your days are sacred", which is imposible to understand for me, was that what you meant to say? if it was I guess is catalogued as post modern poetry.
Thank you very much for shearing that story I really liked it.

Mariana Soffer said...

I belive is a mix of both, some parts of ourselves are easier to change than others, and there are also unmodifiable parts, for example the number of legs is impossible to change during your life.

Anyway I think is great that you are a fan of nurture because you
try to improve yourself instead of giving up and resigning to what you have.

It is excelent what you told me about awareness and lack of judgment. It is really great. You should also watch yourself with acceptance and without resignment.

Makes me happy that you enjoy my blog and also that I get to exchange thoughts with you quite often.
Hope you are doing great

Mariana Soffer said...

Everything could be my friend, but I might not be able to understand it.

A brook is like a river,
venomous tongues is a famous linguistic and antropology book
venomous means that is carries poison

So I guess what you mean is water no agression or poisonous tongue.

Peace or poison on the water.
Now this makes complete sense to me.
Tanks a lot for teaching me new beautifull words
best regards

girlontape said...

marianita welcome back, jauriú?
esta fabula me ayudó mucho a la hora de descifrar ciertas maldades ajenas que me quemaron la cabecita hace un año...
y ante la defensa "i couldn't help's my nature" yo contesto "ni olvido ni perdón; es mi naturaleza"
kisskiss, stef

Jon said...

no... sorry... I meant "brook no aggression..." an alternate last line for the fable... instead of "if a frog is destined..."

you know... cause the frog carries the scorpion across the brook...

hey? eh?

ah it's a bad joke I admit...

but your interpretation is great all the same... almost like a divination in a way...

bye for now...

Mariana Soffer said...

girlontape says:
the fable helped her unfathom certain mean things done to hear that made her head rise its temperature like hell.
And she says it is in her nature that she can not help, but that she wont
forgive nor forget, that that is the nature or her.

Mariana Soffer said...

hei my friend, nice to hear from you! thank you.
aigam fine, well indeed I am kind of overwellmed by work
but after this month se fini, lets go drinki drinki.
Guau that is great what you say about the fable.
Actually this one is my favourite ever.
Very intresting what you tell me this text made you think,
I am happy that it help indeed. And I think I clearly understand what
you mean, what you say it happend to you.
I am missing you steff, seriously.
A big big hug and love
PD:miami is the worst place in the world

Mariana Soffer said...

Ok now it makes more sense, but I spend so much time trying to understand the previous one that it is hard to wipe the 0ther letters out.
I confess Jon that is much more easy to become an adivine when you have an online dictionary and thresauros, and why not a translator.
Nice seeing you man

Mariana Soffer said...
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Id it is said...

...that brings us back to the eternal debate of nature vs nurture.
I think I can guess which side you are on... :)

Cynthia said...

I've heard this morality tale before, but never including the last line. Gives the whole thing a new twist to think about.

Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

Sorrow said...

May your days BE sacred"
Have not spoken spanish in 25 years, so sorry..

girlontape said...

jajaj may be hell...but i dig miami beach! dale vamos pa ese drink, dadá is calling carajo, besooo stef

Rick said...

Mariana, there is a part of this story that has always challenged me, and that is that the scorpion and the frog are talking about the issue, and I think that talking things out together should help change entrenched behavior.

And I feel sorry for the frog, but I wonder what kind of conversation he would have with a fly?!

Anonymous said...

@ Mariana - Sorry. I was late to see your reply :) but I will attempt to answer your questions;

No one understands war Mariana, NOT ONE OF THEM! niether the Frog nor the Scorpion!

What both are bothered about is the access to "resources" which could be petrol today and "water" tomorrow, that's just a reason.

The instinct to attack is nothing new. That's there in you, me and every little creature around us. But what sets "us" apart from the rest of the species is possibly our ability to think which we often consider as the foundation of a principle value we often harp about - "civility".
Now here is an interesting point to note - Civility has been the most abused of all value sets in the last 6 decades - So when a certain breed of people (who are considered the pioneers of progress) are attacked either by a fanatic or a fundamentalist, the tendency is to empathise and sympathise with them(people). The public mood would be to retaliate against the "un-civil" forces. The retalition would then lead to the murder/arrest of the fantics/fundamentalist along with the organic society that they are part of. Now this organic society also has kids, mothers, wives, elders, physically challenged and a whole such lot most of them not even remotely connected to the fanatics. But then they are also killed/jailed/secluded in the process( of retaliation). Now if I go back to question the premise of "civility" we discussed earlier, the attackers wouldn't have an answer. If I were to ask them "How could you do this?" the cliched reply would be "It's unfortunate but look at the larger cause".

The larger cause? Is your cause larger than the life of a 1 year old who is just about learning to walk?

You must watch the Spanish Movie La Zona, which talks about a French suburban society and it's class struggles. It is a microcosm of the world that we live in today -about the fight for resources and how one shields his resources from the rest and what/where it all leads to. The idea of "sharing & caring" is vanishing from the face of this earth and surprisingly not many of us are worried about it.

Sorry for the long comment. We just talked on Gtalk -

human being said...


in lusty waters

politicians use this principle in a negative way... to gain more profit... and real teachers in a positive way... to help us grow...

and who has discovered this principle?

the nasty crow whose feathers are never dusty!

thanks a lot for this post... i'd read this fable more than a year ago on another dear friend's blog who is absent now... but the revisit was so healing... changed my gloomy mood... thanks for the healing effect...

girlontape said...

tag you're it marian! kissess

girlontape said...

tag you're it marian! kissess

Mariana Soffer said...

id it is:
It surelly point us towards that direction. I think you do understand what I think, but just in case I on both sides. The little think you said, makes me think that you are more on the nature side. Which is completelly reasonably when you see all the influence it causes on us since we are born (for example to eat), and all the things that makes us have or be by default.
Take care friend

Mariana Soffer said...

The last line was added by myself, probably I should have claried that, so people wont infer that is part of the original fable. Do you think I should change it now or is it too late? I can't make up my mind. But it is grate that you noted
Bye bye

Mariana Soffer said...

Now I get it, thanks for the nice whish for me.
It is funny because may in english has 2 different meanings with the same spelling, the month and the expression of hope; but in spanish they are 2 different words "mayo" and "que", so that completelly confused me cause you used the one that means the name of the month. Now that we are on the same foot in spanish is
"Que tus dias sean sagrados"
I like this linguistic interchange.
they are fun

Mariana Soffer said...

Girlontape: Maybe miami beach is cool, I do not know haven't been there in more than 10 years.
Yeah we can go dada, how are you doing today? I do not have your cell,
mine is going to be send to you right now by email.

Mariana Soffer said...

It is very interesting what you say, never tought about it. In my geeky terms I think it is kind of a meta-reference, the story is refering to the story inside of itself.
I guess one would hope it whould change things cause that is the way that stories usually work, but here it was used to emphasize the unchangableness of the scorpion nature.
Excelent the fly question, thanks for make me think too. I 'll comeback to that, or at least I will try.
Hugz rick

Mariana Soffer said...

It is never late my friend, this is one of the cool things about blogs, things remain, even dough they are not changed, like sleeping, but thet can be awaken again whenever it is desired.

I like what you say about war. Very interesting analogy with petrol and water.

I agree with what you say distinguish humans.

I think is way beyond 6 decades of awfully abused civility, there where probably some periods that where worst than other, but there is a saying that goes kind like this: "every era is an epoch of barbarisim", and I am not sure it is not truth. I liked what you say about the kids, mothers, elders and so on, you are right about that, very good point to bring to the conversation.

I think the cliche answer of larger cause will because somebody told so, that somebody being god, the king, queen,...
I do not think There is a larger cause that worth's it.

I am going to check out the movie that you recomend, it certainly sounds worthwhile, I think you might enjoy watching the talk about violence from Steven Pinker, it is just an other viewpoint, here is the url:

I think your comment is wonderfull, there is nothing to be worried about, I aprecciate a lot your collaboration and thoughts.
take care my friend

Mariana Soffer said...

human being:
Welcome back my friend, good to see you.
Excelent short poem, excelent and full of truth.

I am not sure is how do real teacher use this poem to make is grow.

Makes me so so happy that it helped your gloomy day reading this fable.

Anyway near in mind that the healing is in yourself, your own self, this fable just triggered the healing efect, but we should try to learn to be our own triggerers, or to do what it says in my blog name (sing your ...). Friends can help, so can the outside world but you can also do it yourself.
Take care my dear friend, and drop me a line if you ever feel like even dough you are having a bad day.

Mariana Soffer said...

thanks a lot stef! an honor to myself

Anonymous said...

Mariana, I totally agree with the fact that we cannot change our nature, our essence. However, I do believe we have free will and that the decisions we make bring along consequences. It is hard for me to believe that everything is written and that we cannot change destiny.

This is a very interesting discussion!

Mariana Soffer said...

Lucy in the sky:
I think exactely the same that you do about our nature, decisions, free will and changing destiny.

I liked a lot how you expressed what you think, simple and clear, and covering all the important things.

Thanks for visiting

Rayuela said...

Conocía esta fábula desde muy pequeña.
Es el destino de la rana? Es el destino del escorpión?Y cual será nuestra naturaleza?

Muy bueno,Mariana!

Y de paso, además de agradecer tu visita, te dejo algo que tiene que ver con el comentario que me dejaste.



Maxine said...

That is like an anti-aesop's fable: depressing yet insightful. Did you re-write the tale for your blog? It's well written also.

Mariana Soffer said...

Rayuela says:
I knew this fable since I was very little.
Is it the destiny of the frog? Is it the destiny of the scorpion? And which one will be our nature?

She says she liked it and that by the way she thanks me for visiting her blog and leaves me a
link who you have to check for yourself, She wanders of causalities and casualities

Mariana Soffer said...

I did also knew this fable from a long time ago, and it is still the favourite one for me.
Very hard questions you make about destinies, One interesting thing is that you ask about each of the 2 animals destinies in separate questions, which makes me think
that the 2 answers are related to each other modifying one answer the other in an endless loop.
What is the destiny of nature, I think is to be nature itself. But there are many other things
we can say.

I am trully suprised by the link you sent me of your post, impressive, I do not think it is a coincidence I think that we people can have similar characteristics which are reflected in different aspects of our thoughts, our similarities may make ourselves be interested in each other also.
send you hugs

Mariana Soffer said...

nice way to call it, anti aesop fable.
I started this blog mainly, after my first failed blogging attempt (from where this post was copied), with the purpose of learning to write better in english language, and also to exchange ideas with people that I can think with.
I did not wrote it myself, I tried to but got frustrated once and again, therefore I copied parts from different versions of the story, which I did like its style, and I also wrote other parts of it that sounded right.
What is not in the original one is the last line.
Thanks for stepping by

Rayuela said...

Hola Mariana!
Aquí de nuevo!
Claro, la casualidad no existe.Solo son causalidades.Esto demuestra (al menos a mí), que todo está encadenado, hasta las letras y las ciencias.

Y respondiendo a tu pregunta:el inglés se me hace difícil, pero sigo intentando!
Mil besos!

Mariana Soffer said...

Rayuela says:
Hi mariana here I am again
Of course casualties do not exist there are only causalities that shows at least to me that everything is linked, even the hard sciences like physics and the soft sciences including the letter reltated sciences.
She says that english is still hard for herself but she is doing an effort to overcome that difficulties

Mariana Soffer said...

Rayuela says:
Hi mariana here I am again
Of course casualties do not exist there are only causalities that shows at least to me that everything is linked, even the hard sciences like physics and the soft sciences including the letter reltated sciences.
She says that english is still hard for herself but she is doing an effort to overcome that difficulties

Mariana Soffer said...

Hi my new friend, glad you are here again What you are talking about everything being linked reminds me about the quantum phisics theory, some posts that will help you understand them can be found on the blog called the tenth dimension
I personally think that in the culture we are all living things get connected for a reason and by people who understands those reasons, by the people who can see beyond most of us.
spanish: Amiga yo voy a seguir en ingles pero si hay algun comentario que quieras que te aclare en castellano dime, y estare encantada de hacerlo Muchos carinios

Anonymous said...

It is seldom that I read a blog with so many comments...took me ages to reach the bottom...but no wonder if all your posts are this interesting.

I am here from our dear friend David at author blog who has found you and reccomended you for a Post of the Day mention.

I think the moral is: Always trust your first instinct.

AirmanMom said...

congrats on the well-deserved POTD!

Brian Miller said...

have not heard this in a while. interesting you focused on the frog at the end, most times it is the nature of the scorpion that is highlighted. congrats on the POTD mention.

Mariana Soffer said...

Moannie: I am glad that you think my post are interesting, to tell you the truth sometimes I publish them and unmidiatelly think they are really bad. One of the good things about the comments is that you can choose wheter to read it or not depending probably on your time and pascience to do it.

I have been exchanging emails and even a little chat with David and so far I found him to be a very interesting and good mab,

I agree with your moral, because I guess we do better choices with our instincts than with our minds therefore the first impression should be enough for you to decide about the stuff.
Welcome here, and do come back as much as you feel like.

Mariana Soffer said...

Hello my new friend thanks for the congratualation, which by the way I do not have a faintest clue of what is it about., let me check the sylables, I guess it might be person of the day, but I can be really far off, since I am not american I tend to misunderstand that kind of sets mde from letters..
-bye bye

Mariana Soffer said...

Brian miller:
I find it neat that you like this slightly altered perspective of the fable, for me the interesting here is that why is it that the frig jbiwubg ut us giubg ti due, stukk dies wgat tge scirouib asks, he could had found an elegant way to get out ot the situation. I don t think frog is stupid and belived scorpion, it is something else the problem. And I think those are the kind of issues people like us have to deal with in our everyday life, which is absurd cause it is perfectely avoidable and you are not harming anybody by taking care of yourself. Maybe self destruction also is involved in the game.
pleasure to have you here for the first time, hope to see you again

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hi, I came over from David's authorblog. Congrats on the Post of the Day Award!

Mariana Soffer said...

Cheffie-Mom: Thank you very much cheffie, I am inferring you are a mom who kook for her kids, or you work in a restarant. David seems to be a great guy for the little I knew him so far.
Take care mother

Anonymous said...

Mariana - I just wanted to let you know that I found several of your comments marked as "Spam" on my site! I was wondering where you've been and you were there all along! If you were wondering why your comments weren't showing up... it's not that I didn't approve them.. it's that for some reason WordPress thought you were spam. But you are not, of course. You are royalty. You are a queen! :)

Mariana Soffer said...

Poetgrin, thanks a lot for letting me know, I thonght actually I did not sen t the comments I ment, Cause sometimes I write them all together first and then post them on the blog, or that the spam thing was to blame, cause it actually happen to me and it took me 2 weeks to realize why some people where gone.

You have to mark all the comments marked as spam as non one then the mail spam tagger will know that they are not that. The other option Is to check your comments from your blog website, there you can also see who written to you so far.
Thanks a lot for the queen compliment, It is nice of you to say that, but I would have to be surrounded by girls that are commbing my hair all the time.
You are a great writter and really cool person man.

Ted Bagley said...

The Scorpion Syndrome by Favilla

Mariana Soffer said...

what a coincidence, thank you very much for showing it to me. And guess what this woman has in her blog lots of posts that talk about sizek, the guy I told you I couldn t understand very well. It seems today destiny is on our side, well mine.

Take care

Mariana Soffer said...

what a coincidence, thank you very much for showing it to me. And guess what this woman has in her blog lots of posts that talk about sizek, the guy I told you I couldn t understand very well. It seems today destiny is on our side, well mine.

Take care

Ted Bagley said...


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