Blind Man’s Zoo

Blind Man’s Zoo.   Based on the old story about seeing the whole truth. The original acrylic on canvas painting is 26″ x 30″ and available through the Artful Deposit Gallery. 609-298-6970

Blind Man’s Zoo 26″ x 30″

The Six Blind Men and the Elephant (An Indian parable) 

Six blind men came upon an elephant in a clearing. The first one grasped the elephant by the trunk and declared that the elephant was very much like a snake. The second man ran into the elephant’s side and said no, the elephant is quite like a wall.

The third man had the elephant by the tusk and said you are both wrong, the elephant is sharp like a spear. The fourth man handled the elephant’s ear and said the elephant is very much like a fan. The fifth man grasped the elephant around the leg and swore the elephant was like the trunk of a tree. The sixth man had the elephant by the tail and was sure the elephant was exactly like rope.

So the men were all right but they were also wrong as they did not have all the information.

The moral of the story is that there always may be some truth to what someone says. Sometimes we can see that truth and sometimes not. It teaches us to be tolerant towards others for their viewpoints. Hopefully this allows us to live in harmony with people.

 

 

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