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A Fable about Forbearance

Enchanted by the marvelous intrigues branded on his mind by his psychological mistress, Fire, Diego Caliron burnt stuff any chance he got. Limited by being a Big City fellow, he would set alight common kindling, matchsticks, newsprint, paper mail, and during dry season, even garbage and roadside under-brush.

Curiosity in charge, one day he decided to light up a secluded country house. Located some distance from the heart of suburbia, Diego C. had selected it for this very convenience - an isolation that would facilitate contemplative observation of the full results of his spark.

Yet, once the action got underway, the spectacle of the distraught family scrambling to safety and hugging together to mourn their losses overwhelmed all other aspects of the complex smoke and flames scenario.

So now Diego Caliron will never again explore and experience his most cherished excitement.

Yes! Contritely, he has burnt out.

Moral: Responsibility begins with Empathy.

(c) Kelvin Christopher James