Sunday, November 15, 2009

Two Requests

I went for a walk this morning. Picked up a cup of Starbuck's and strolled the very steamy early morning downtown streets of Bangkok. This woman is a leper and was praying face down on the sidewalk. As I approached her she looked up at me. I continued walking, then turned back and gave her some money. She stretched out her fingerless hands. The moment after I did this this I looked up and there was a prostitute holding out her hand to me.

Here we have:
  • 2 requests for help
  • 1 request granted
  • The other request denied
  • Both the granting and the denial, the 'Yes' and the 'No,' differ according to whose kingdom we live in