Mudcat Café message #974056 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60770   Message #974056
Posted By: Little Hawk
28-Jun-03 - 08:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Truth about Grass!
Subject: RE: BS: The Truth about Grass!
Mosquitos? Yeah, I've wondered about that too. Life is a mixture of pain and pleasure. The mosquitos help contribute to the pain part. Dealing with them teaches a number of things, like...endurance, patience, equanimity, covering yourself up properly, having enough self-control NOT to scratch the bites (which then go away quite quickly), and so on...

Hawaii had no mosquitos before the whites arrived, bringing them in their water barrels! It must really have been a paradise. Other kean things the whites brought were: rats, venereal disease, prudish ideas about female apparel and behaviour, preachers, firearms, firewater, marriage licenses, lawyers...

Like I said, it must have been a paradise...once.

- LH