I discovered a competition today on a very funny site this mornning. I have entered with a poem but after entering went into the blogs of a few other entrants. One in particular that I found was http://mywonderfulabnormalmind.com/ by Ruby Tuesday. After reading her blog, which is amazing as well as selfless, I lost my competitive desire. It made me think of this story which I saw in a movie when I was younger. (see below). I don’t want to cut the baby in half!
The great thing about this competition though is that, first of all, le Clown’s site is hilarious http://clownonfire.wordpress.com/ and hugely worth a read and that secondly, I am excited to be introduced to his community of eclectic blogging friends. I also found that Le Clown’s alter ego, “Eric the Blogger”, is a kind and compassionate man, which I have experienced first hand. This is also evident from his obvious support of many great blogs relating to “Mental Health and Awareness”, as well as the quirky, poetic, kooky…you name it but it is all “quality”.
If you haven’t been there already, I think you’ll be happy for the “heads up”.
Here is the Story of the:
Judgment of Solomon
The story is recounted in 1Kings 3:16-28. Two young women who lived in the same house and who both had an infant son came to Solomon for a judgement. One of the women claimed that the other, after accidentally smothering her own son while sleeping, had exchanged the two children to make it appear that the living child was hers. The other woman denied this and so both women claimed to be the mother of the living son and said that the dead boy belonged to the other.
After some deliberation, King Solomon called for a sword to be brought before him. He declared that there is only one fair solution: the live son must be split in two, each woman receiving half of the child. Upon hearing this terrible verdict, the boy’s true mother cried out, “Please, My Lord, give her the live child—do not kill him!” However, the liar, in her bitter jealousy, exclaimed, “It shall be neither mine nor yours—divide it!” Solomon instantly gave the live baby to the real mother, realizing that the true mother’s instincts were to protect her child, while the liar revealed that she did not truly love the child. The reputation of the king greatly increased when all the people of Israel heard of this wise judgment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judgment_of_Solomon