Before our births, void of choice, we became part of the story,
During our lives, with a choice, we can't escape the story,
After death, abandoned choice, the story continues to seep.
- Andrew Mansell

Month: April 2013

City Dweller and Bush Brother

Photo by Ed

A city dweller went home to visit his brother who lived in the bush. The city dweller’s shady financial dealings and unpaid debts had led to threats on his life if he didn’t pay up. He hoped over lunch to convince his brother to lend him some money although he knew his brother was doing it tough. For lunch Bush Brother served baked beans on toast and half a glass of water to wash it down. City Dweller ate the food with contempt and Bush Brother knew his brother only ate to be polite.

After the meal the brothers had a long talk, well rather City Dweller told his brother of a glamorous life working on the share market and how he needed 50 grand, right away, to kick off an even better life. The only money the bush brother mentioned was his superannuation for when he was too old to work. City Dweller did his best to convince Bush Brother to access his retirement money and promised he could double it within a month. At night Bush Brother let City Dweller sleep in his bed while Bush Brother slept on the couch. Bush Brother dreamt of fancy restaurants, fast cars and beautiful women that City Dweller had told him about. In the morning when City Dweller asked Bush Brother to come to the city in his limousine, he instantly agreed.