Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The flame and the moth

The moth is besotted. It wants to be with this shining light that is the flame. It doesn't matter that the flame hurts it...the pain doesn't register. The flame is both the need and the want. And so the moth goes closer and closer each time, almost in a frenzy, until...

The flame doesn't call the moth. It doesn't need to. It shines so bright that moths get attracted to it. Its magnetic appeal hides the danger lurking to grab the moth unawares. Seemingly self-sufficient, but greedy in reality...the flame burns all that comes its way, moths included...rather, especially self-sacrificing moths. In a way, the flame is, because the moth feeds its hunger. The flame burns everything...until it burns itself out...

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