An inspirational fable
By Dayle Schear
my name is Joe. You must be new around here. What's your name? he
Mary. Yes, Im new. I work down the
hall for Mr. Prescott; Im his new secretary. Thank you so much for helping
me, Joe. Well, nice to have met you. I guess I better go. She smiled.
Their eyes locked. It was as if she knew Joe.
There was something very familiar about him. Mary turned and walked toward the
Hey, Mary! Joe shouted. Can we have
lunch tomorrow? Maybe I can show you around and have you meet some of the co-workers
so you wont feel so awkward around here.
Sure, that would be nice. My extension is
240. Give me a ring when youre ready. She smiled again.
Joe was feeling cocky now, self assured. Just
another conquest, he thought. Whoa! I cant wait to get my hands on
this one, he mumbled softly under his breath.
The next day Mary and Joe met downstairs at an
outside cafe. They were
getting to know each another. Mary was in her late twenties and had a secretarial
degree from one of the finest business schools in New York. She was studying
to be a stockbroker.
Mary and Joe hit it off. He was fascinated by
her. Every evening he would teach Mary about stocks and give her fine pointers
into the stock market. She ate it up like candy. As the months passed, they were
bonding closer and closer. For the first time in his life Joe felt alive.
There was something special about Mary; she wasnt
like all the rest of his bimbo babes. Mary was not only intelligent, but also
so soft and demure. Joe found Mary to be very spiritual and romantic. She was
As the months rolled by he was beginning to fall
in love with her. There were picnics in the park and wonderful candlelight dinners.
Making love to Mary was not mechanical like all the rest; it was more of an art.
Mary was quite taken by Joe. Although she knew
he was a playboy, she was enjoying the attention and the ride. One evening Mary
looked into Joes eyes and asked. Do you believe in soul-mates?
Soul-mates. What does that mean? he
Well, Joe, its when two people meet,
two people like you and me, who are very comfortable with each other. Its
as if we knew each other before somewhere in time. We complement each other.
At times were one. A soul- mate is the missing part of you, she explained.
Joe shook his head in confusion. Mary, I
dont know about soul-mates. I just know I have very deep feelings for you.
I believe in my work; I believe in making money. I believe in working hard. Soul-mates
But Joe, weve been together for only
a few months and you finish my sentences. You even know what I want for breakfast
before I do. Doesnt that tell you something? She cocked her head,
waiting for an answer.
Yes, my Dolling... It tells me I'm deeply
enticed by you and want you more and more every day. That's what it tells me. Joe
Oh, Joe, I guess you dont get it!
Joe, could sense that Mary was frustrated. Okay,
tell me more. He then gave Mary his undivided attention.
Joe I really believe in this stuff. Ive
been reading some books and we seem to fit what theyre saying. You see,
there is a theory about soul-mates versus twin-souls. Every person on earth has
a twin or twin-soul. The
theory goes when God created man there lay his other half. It created a longing
so deep within us that we knew some part of us was missing. Mary looked
up to make sure Joe was paying attention. He seemed fascinated.
She continued. Lifetime after lifetime we
search for each other. We grow and go our separate ways, each of us learning
to grow in our own perfect way without each other, before we can complete each
other. We search for our other half on earth or in the heavens, a search that
can become desperate and filled with wrong relationships, times of sadness, times
of sorrow, till our twin arrives so we can become one with the universe.
Joe interrupted. So that's why Ive
had so many weird relationships. You mean its because I never found the
Yes, Joe, now youre getting it. Let
me continue, she said.
Joe, look at me; look in my eyes. Her
tone was demanding. Joe, there is only one twin-soul lifetime after lifetime.
For without the reuniting of this one soul we will feel an emptiness inside of
Mary, whats the difference between
a soul-mate and a twin-soul? Joe asked.
We have many soul-mates... friends, lovers,
and bosses. It means when two souls mate we become one for a short period in
time. We learn all our lessons from that person, then we can stay around or move
on. The choice is up to us.