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Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Dancing Cow (Posted by Priya Deelchand)

    Michal and Kental started arguing as

  to which of them wrote the better music.
    "My music is better," Michal said.
  "My melodies bring tears to the eyes of
  all women."
    "No, my music is better," Kental
  disagreed. "My scores are more
  enchanting than anything! Your music
  couldn't move a cow, my poor Michal."
    "And what do you think? That your
  scores would make it dance?"
    The dispute was in full swing when a
  peasant passed by, leading his cow back
  home from the field. The two musicians
  saw an opportunity to put their
  theories to the test.
    "Hello there," they said. "Would you
  mind if we played something for your
    "Well, if it gives you pleasure, why
  not? She's seen a lot worse in her day,
  I can tell you."
    Michal warmed his hands, tuned his
  balalaika and played the most beautiful
  melody ever heard by a cow. But without
  result - the beast ruminated without
  moving an ear. Vexed, Michal passed the
  instrument to his compatriot, who
  played a lively score with the same
  result - no reaction from the cow.
    "It's a lost cause," Michal cried.
  "Your cow does not have a musical ear."
    "Well, I don't know about that," the
  peasant replied. "If you would lend me
  your instrument for a moment, I could
  play something for her."
    Intrigued, Michal and Kental handed
  over the balalaika. The peasant did his
  best to imitate the humming of the
  flies and the mooing of little cows.
  The cow lifted her ears, started
  whipping her tail from side to side,
  and walked closer to the peasant as if
  to hear the music better.
    If you have trouble communicating
  with people, it may be that, like
  Michal and Kental, you are not playing
  the music they are used to hearing.
    Don't try to flatter your listeners,
  but speak with words that they
  understand. Don't try to impose your
  meaning by using words and sentences
  that are too complex.

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