Pearls of Wisdom
"Get up, come on, get down with the sickness "
Prometheus stole the fire from the gods, the motivation of that theft was to provide mankind with fire, something the gods said humans should never have, Fire. So instead of living on Olympus, Prometheus went out amongst men. to live with them and help them and he quickly noticed that they were no longer happy as they had been during the golden days. He found them living in caves and in holes of the earth, shivering with the cold because there was no fire, dying of starvation, hunted by wild beasts and by one another—the most miserable of all living creatures.
Prometheus thought, "If only humans had fire, they could all live better, happier lives."
Prometheus begged Zeus to give mankind some of the gods fire, Zeus in all his anger, said "Never will I give them fire, not even one spark, for if I did, they would not need us"
Leaving Mt. Olympus, Prometheus, on the long walk to Earth, found a stalk of Fennel, it would burn long and it would burn hot. "Mankind shall have fire said Prometheus as he carried the stalk of fire down to the men, women and children of the Earth.
So mankind then had fire, it warmed them, cooked their food, allowed them to gather around that warmth at night as people.
Fire brought people out of the dark ages, it allowed us to evolve and to grow. Prometheus payed for this theft, chained to a rock, he would have to endure a bird consuming his liver every day, forever.
As a therapist today, helping people deal with many issues and problems, I see people who have lost the fire, that gift that was given to us, the thief having payed dearly with his life everyday, we sit empty with no "Fire in our Belly", the magic of life is lost, the joy no longer joyful, the wonder cease to amaze and we resemble a burnt out husk with no innards to speak of.
I say to all those that I work with, steal that fire back, like a thief in the night, climb that mountain steal that precious fire, and put it back in your belly, where it belongs.
or you can just remain the same
Get Down With The Sickness
Nuggets of Dirt
Cory Ian Shafer