Fortitude

He was a Bold Man
That first ate an Oyster.

~ Jonathan Swift


Art by Gregory Halili

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7 responses

  1. Almost as brave as the man who first ate Haggis!

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    February 4, 2018 at 6:05 AM

    • And that’s where we find the line between bravery and insanity.

      Liked by 1 person

      February 4, 2018 at 9:18 AM

      • I didn’t know there was a line, thanks!

        Liked by 1 person

        February 4, 2018 at 9:28 AM

        • A fine pastime is to erase that line and draw it somewhere else, just to mess with people’s minds.

          So it’s understandable if one isn’t aware of said line.

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          February 4, 2018 at 9:39 AM

        • Messing with people’s minds, well I never….. ah never mind! 😉

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          February 4, 2018 at 9:43 AM

  2. I think not – I think she was hungry, and had a fair idea that the bold man who was out hunting something big and hairy may well return empty handed, if he returned at all.

    So she picked up and tasted pretty much everything, until she knew what was good to eat, what would keep her alive in extremis, what would cure her ills and what would lead to the screaming heebiejeebies and green frothing catalepsy.

    And so she became wise and powerful, and if she was truly wise she kept quiet about it, lest she be called a witch, and burned, by bold, ignorant men.

    Let’s face it, what man would leave a steak and eat an oyster, if not for the enticement of the knowledge of a woman?

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    February 5, 2018 at 1:59 AM

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