The Parable of the Tomato

The Parable of the Tomato

A Story by Dianne
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Just a few thoughts on how life really works.

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One day a tomato wakes up and realizes it’s sitting in bullshit. It’s smelly, looks awful and is squishy. This, the tomato finds depressing. So it starts looking around, growing over there and over here, but try as it might, everywhere it looks there is more bullshit. The whole world is BS.
 
Now the tomato is suicidal and starts making up its own bullshit. I had bad parents and didn’t go to the right schools.  I’m no good. I’m not pretty and my health is bad. Eventually the tomato realizes that it is now contributing to the bullshit world and decides to add a dramatic touch. No one will ever love me. Look at this pile of s**t I’m in. Nothing I do ever turns out right.
 
Then the tomato figures out that making up s**t can be interesting. So as long as it’s making up s**t it might as well make up some good s**t too. So the tomato starts talking about how its s**t is rich and thick and warm. It has learned lots from all of the s**t it’s been through, and at least its s**t grows some tasty tomatoes. Again the tomato begins to manifest exactly what it is talking about.
 
Now this tomato is a little more observant than your average tomato and wonders what would happen if it started to consciously choose the kind of bullshit it feeds on. So, I invite you to come try some of my bullshit. My s**t will warm you up; it will bring a smile to your face. My s**t will make you laugh and maybe even bring you a friend. My s**t don’t stink and if you use it yours won’t stink either.
 
And that’s how transformation happens.

© 2008 Dianne


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The title alone is catchy!!! This tale actually reminds me of one of my family members who loves to make her own s**t - mostly dramatic and negative s**t... Oh, she's such a talking tomato head. A great and well-written analogy here. Not to mention bold and right to the point. This is rich, rich, rich!

"...looks aweful and is squishy"

What a clever write!

Posted 10 Years Ago


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I love this! I can relate!!!!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ha, that was funny. this kinda reminds me of the comedian George Carlin.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Funny piece. Nice work.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The title alone is catchy!!! This tale actually reminds me of one of my family members who loves to make her own s**t - mostly dramatic and negative s**t... Oh, she's such a talking tomato head. A great and well-written analogy here. Not to mention bold and right to the point. This is rich, rich, rich!

"...looks aweful and is squishy"

What a clever write!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

hahahaha. great story!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

And that's how transformation happens. -- Huh. Well, personally, that sounds like a lot of s**t to me. ;)Great write!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hi Dianne,

Thanks for suggesting I read this. When we were at dinner and you talked about it, it sounded good, and it is.

Then we worked together as a group to create a Haiku:

I'm not creative
The tomato says bullshit
Now I write haiku

Now, every time I think of the tomato and bullshit, I laugh. That is great medicine!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is some absolutely brilliant s**t right here, I love it.
An observant tomato making lemons out of ............... s**t.
Excellent.
I like how you made a great life lesson worth reading.
Personally, I think this "parable" belongs in the bible... :-)
Well done!
Well done!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So it starts looking around growing over there and over here. But try as it might everywhere it looks there is more bullshit.

I would put a comma between might and everywhere. Also maybe a comma after around. The first sentence kinda runs together. It's a bit awkward.

But yes, I enjoyed the story of your tomato, depressing as it may be. Perhaps one day the tomato will see through its bull s**t to tasty fertilizer beyond. We can only hope.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love the analogy...!
Clever, and brutally funny ;)

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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