Two statues have been standing in a park for 100 years. They are a pair of
young lovers, reaching their hands towards one another, not quite touching.
They've been that way for 100 years, reaching out, but never quite touching.
An angel flies over and takes pity on them because they've been reaching out
for so long and never quite touching. The angel summons all his strength and
powers and brings them to life.
The angel tells them, "I have brought you to life, but I can only do this for
half an hour. My powers cannot give you any more. But for that half-hour you
may do whatever it is you've been wishing to do for the 100 years you've been
there, reaching out to one another but never quite touching."
The pair thank the angel and disappear into the bushes.There is much
grunting, groaning, and rustling of leaves. After 15 minutes the couple re-emerge,
looking very happy.
"You've only used 15 minutes and I gave you half an hour," said the angel.
"Why don't you go back and do it again?"
"Oh, yes," said the young man to the young girl. "Why don't we? But this
time you hold the pigeon down and I'll shit on it."
Submitted by reader C.K.