Normand left a very Chelmish response to the question of time under the blog entry right before this one. The blog was about how time seems to have speeded up exponentially -- for me, anyway.
Here is Normand's perfect answer as if from the Land of Chelm:
Run in the opposite direction (of time). You will surely catch it, if it is circular.
Common sense isn't altogether missing In the Land of Chelm. The Wise Elders come up with very workable solutions. The thing with the Chelmish solutions is that they don't quite address the question. The solution is just a little ... there is no other word for it -- Chelmish -- no offense, Normand.
The beauty with answers from the Wise Elders of Chelm is that the people from Chelm are quick to pick up the wisdom, and they are good-natured and happy to adjust. I must confess that, after I read a story based on the Land of Chelm, somewhere in the back of my mind, even though I laugh heartily at first, I begin to think that, despite what the world at large may think, the Chelmish solution is perfect. Problem solved!
I hope I don't get into any trouble on Earth or in Heaven for what I'm thinking of telling you. Recently, God gave a Chelmish answer to a question a friend of mine asked. Do I dare tell?
Of course, my friend may have asked this question tongue in cheek as well.
Once upon a time, my friend asked our dear God this personal question after a series of heavy-duty questions. Believe me, she had questions you wouldn't want. It was time for a little lightness.
Let me make it clear that this dear lady didn't ask an Elder of Chelm. She asked her question of God!
After her questions of a truly serious nature, this harried mother humbly asked God:
Dear God, lastly, would You be able to change the time that my daughter's school starts?.....as waking up so early now, on top of everything else, is making me feel like a zombie.
And God's answer:
Go to bed earlier, daughter.
Isn't that a perfect answer?
And then God added something for all of us:
Know that you are loved.