Tuesday, March 10, 2009
CrystalBall: PINOCCHIO AND HUMPTY DUMPTY
Fairy tales is one of those things that I read when I was a kid. Pinocchio is about a boy whose nose grows every time he lied. It will be easy to recognize liars if Pinocchio phenomenon affects humans beings.
Humpty Dumpty is another story that used to baffle me. Firstly, being fat why was he sitting precariously on the wall? Obviously, the potential of a fall must have been real. Secondly, since he was not doing anything useful apart from just sitting, why should all the King’s men and all the King’s horses put Humpty Dumpty back together again? Did they really think Humpty will change from his predisposed self?
Being an adult, I wonder if Pinocchio and Humpty Dumpty were to get together, probably Humpty may not fall at all. Why? Because Pinocchio is such a liar that he may convince others that Humpty’s sitting on the wall is actually good for the King’s men. On the other hand, if Humpty does fall, he can lie and say that it was done by Little Johnny Flynn – the kid who put pussy in the well. And if Pinocchio can show the King’s men that Johnny Flynn is so dangerous, then Humpty must be put back together again.
But how? All the King’s men and the King’s horses cannot do it. Enters the witch and her magic wand. Swoof! The scene changes. And Pinocchio did it…almost.
But Pinocchio forget about one more creative character – Puss in Boots!
Don’t you just love fairy tales and what they predict?