About two years ago, I left my nice snow-white rabbit with a friend. I told my friend that when I'm able to muster enough confidence that I'd be able to care for it, I'll take the rabbit back.
Truth was I had no idea when I'd be able to get my rabbit back or if I'd be able to get it back at all. I was undecided but nevertheless enjoyed the thought that my rabbit would be looked after because my friend cared enough to do it.
Eventually, I left the matter of the rabbit for the Universe to decide on. I told myself that if the rabbit was really for me, it will be mine no matter how long it takes me to get it back.
A couple of days ago, without any clue as to what prompted it, I emailed my friend about getting the rabbit back.
It was uncharacteristic of my friend to take a while to answer my email. But when I read the response, I understood the reason for the delay.
"I am really sorry but I thought that you no longer wanted the rabbit. So I made it into a stew," my friend said.
What I learned?
Sometimes it takes seconds and at other times it takes months and even years to get an answer but sooner or later if you tune in closely you will recognize what you are being told.
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- By ARIEL MURPHY