Saturday, February 22, 2014

Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
“One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
"The other is Good – It is courage, joy, trust, love, hope, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed."
Ever since I woke up this morning I have been hearing Eddie Butler's voice inside my head telling the story above as if it explains Wales' stunning victory over France last night after the nightmare in Dublin. My subconscious is as wise as an old Cherokee.

It is difficult to argue with Gethin Jenkins' man of the match award, though in my heart I think the honour should have gone not so much to Jake Ball, though he did have a stormer, as to his magnificent beard.

I'm off to pick the Bomber up shortly as he should be arriving back from skiing in Austria. He's picked for the Reigatians' game tomorrow.

I think I might have to change before the England Ireland game at four this afternoon. I put my Kitty O'Shea half Welsh/ half Irish jersey on this morning before I realised that the best result for Wales will be a narrow England win in an ill tempered boring game in which they get a couple of injuries and perhaps a player sent off.

Kirk out.
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