Monday, April 20, 2015

LITTLE THELMA


> Little Thelma comes home from first grade and tells her father that
> they learned about the history of Valentine's Day. And, "Since
> Valentine's Day is for a Christian saint and we're Jewish," she asks,
> "Will God get mad at me for giving someone a valentine?
> Thelma's father thinks a bit then says "No, I don't think God would
> get mad. Who do you want to give a valentine to?”
> "The Isis group," she says.
> "Why them," her father asks in shock?
> "Well," she says, "I thought that if a little American Jewish girl
> could have enough love to give them a valentine, they might start to
> think that maybe we're not all bad, and maybe start loving people a
> little bit. And if other kids saw what I did and then they sent
> valentines to them, they'd love everyone a lot. And then they'd start
> going all over the place telling everyone how much they loved them and
> how they didn't hate anyone anymore."
> Her father's heart swells and he looks at his daughter with newfound
> pride. "Thelma, that's the most wonderful thing I've ever heard."
> "I know," Thelma says, "and once that gets them out in the open, the
> Marines could blow the shit out of them."

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