a god in the manger
'it maybe your straw but it is my comfort'
revisited by a student of Protean thought
One afternoon, a god found its way into the home of some Oxen.
“Here’s a manger full of straw where I can take a cozy nap!” the god declared, and curled up to go to sleep.
Soon an Ox returned to eat of their hay and woke up the god.
Annoyed at being disturbed, the god angered loudly.
As more of the Oxen entered in, the perturbed god snapped its teeth and growled.
The god then angered even louder when they came forward to get at their straw.
The Oxen moved away in disgust.
"What a selfish god!"
said one of them to his companions,
“this god cannot eat the hay itself yet refuses to allow those of us who can!”