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Once there was a woman who was given a tour of both heaven and hell. She chose to tour hell first. Once there, she saw people were in terrible shape. Every person she saw was emaciated, with pleading eyes and with barely the strength to stand.

After a time, she was led to the dining room. There she saw a large banquet table with plentiful food laid upon it. Seated around the table were people who were as weak and as emaciated as she had seen before. All of them were struggling to eat and crying in frustration. Suddenly she understood why everyone she saw there was suffering. Each person at the table held an incredibly long spoon. …


Paul McCandless, MFT

Therapist, observer of the human drama, proud father and grandfather, and long time human being.

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