Get Out and Do Look Back

English: Antique Tabriz Persian Rug

English: Antique Tabriz Persian Rug (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I see Bug in a Rug syndrome all about me, everywhere I look.

I love this little slice of wisdom. It comes from a quality tune on a Headz (Mowax) album… but could have originated anywhere. I cannot find the track anywhere, don’t even know it’s name, and my brother stole my copy years ago, so here it is roughly paraphrased:

Once there was a Bug that lived in the most beautiful Persian Rug

But he didn’t know it

All about him were his problems and he was miserable

One day he climbed up to the highest point on the rug and looked down

He gasped!

For there, stretching out below him was the most beautiful Persian Rug

What he thought were his problems were in fact the thick pile, exquisite weaving, intricate patterns and thick sumptuous tassels…

He cheered right up and realised life was beautiful even with it’s problems… which only make it all the more rich and vibrant

Take a moment to step back and appreciate your own beautiful Persian Rug whenever you can, from even a little distance or a slightly different perspective it can be taken in fully. It also makes more sense as a whole, looks more beautiful… and feels more manageable!

Get Out and Do Look Back

4 thoughts on “Get Out and Do Look Back

  1. dom

    brilliant folk tale
    Hex – Harmonic (Coldcut Mix Version)

    I was reading this and trying remember it too.
    I added a bit to it, but I guess this is ok as it’s a folk tale and they grow with their retelling

    This is paraphrased version of a story I once heard, ‘A Bugs life’

    Once there was a Bug that lived in the most beautiful Persian Rug.
    Every day he climbed over the ridges and piles.
    All about him all he saw were huge mountains to climb and he was miserable.
    One day a large bird swooped down and picked him up in his beak.
    He looked down at his dreadful home happy to say goodbye to his life.
    As he looked down stretching out below him was the most beautiful Persian Rug.
    What he thought were his problems were in fact the thick pile, exquisite weaving and intricate patterns…..
    He had never known this world and now only as his life was at an end he could see it.
    In his death throes he struggled to see it one last time.
    With all his struggling the bird lost his grip on the bug.
    Falling he realised life was indeed beautiful even with all it’s problems…
    As he landed the rug cushioned his fall and he rested happily in the rug for the first time in his life.

    dom

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