Once there was a Granny who went in search of Seven Deadly Sins jokes. Of course it was not long before Granny discovered that this was really much fun. What happened was that Granny soon discovered that Seven Bears were less trouble to deal with.
The conclusion Granny reached was that
You cannot tell the real story without naming names …
So granny asked the first bear: what is your name good sir?
The bear gave Granny a quizical kind of look and replied:
My name is Greed.
G:And what is your story?
G:what do you mean?
G:Everyone has a story.
Greed then asked Granny which story she wanted to hear. Greed was the sort of bear that often made that sort of offer because he realized that many people would only listen to the sort of story they wanted to hear.
Not a story, An opera, said Granny, I wish you help me with my opera. Tell me how I go about building a great opera … One as great as … Hmmmm … The Divine Comedy
Do you realize, responded the Bear, how very Greedy you sound?
You are asking for too much. Why do you ask for something so impossible?
G:Too big, too expensive, too difficult … You on the otherhand are too insignificant. Imagine trusting an unknown Granny with the resources to create something akin to the Divine Comedy!
Well then … Whwt if I start with something … Let’s say along the lines of Tartuffe? Wet my slippers on that first.
You are persistant!
Well, said the Granny, I’ve a lot of time to make up for and only so many years left … Besides who else is doing anything to provide jobs. Think of all the more jobs we could provide with some project like the Divine Comedy. We might even hire John Lennon … George Harrison … Johnny Cash … Chet Atkins …
But aren’t they all gone … Somewhere … How could you include them?
There is my point … Anything is possible if you dream big. And since they don’t need the money … We’ll donate it to my favourite cause … ME!
Granny … You are just plain greedy