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From stability comes stagnation.

Nov 10, 2010, 21:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Locutus)

[ Thanks to Locutus for this link. ]

"Picture this, you are on walkabout (an Aussie term for travelling, roughly speaking) and your throat is parched. The big bright day star is pounding on you with heat waves far greater than the blast of heat that hits you in the face when you open the oven to see what your mother is baking. Only this time there is no oven door to close. The soft drink you had is long gone and lets face it, it only made you thirstier. There is not a bar in sight, nor any civilization that you can hear.

"Suddenly you hear a welcome sound. The pleasing tinkle of running water. The sound of this makes your throat feel like you swallowed a cup of ground glass and you hurriedly scramble to the source of the sound. As you round the hill a pleasing vista unfolds before you. A cute little waterfall merrily tinkling away and next to that a silent pond. Your thirst becomes unbearable and now the decision is yours. What do you drink from? The waterfall or the pond?"

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