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                                                                      The Lucky Donut

There's this one lone donut sitting on the platform.

Then a bunch of new donuts drop down to join him, and one of them says; "Hey, how did you beat us here, we were made only a bit ago?"

And the lone donut says; "I've been here a while, with the others, but they're gone now."

"You mean you didn't get picked? Why didn't you?"

"I don't know, nobody wanted me I guess. Maybe a fly landed on me or something."

"Wow, most donuts get eaten in a short time. You're lucky man."

Then all the new donuts are gone, and the lone donut is alone again.

Then a new group of donuts come down, and one of them says; "Hey, what are you doing here? This place is for only donuts."

"I'm a donut, the same as you. But I didn't get picked."

"Then you must be lucky, because most donuts don't last long."

Then all those new donuts disappear. Later a new group comes down, and one says; "Are you a donut? You're getting sort of crusty on top, and mushy on the bottom."

"Yeh, I'm a donut like you, but I didn't get picked."

"Wow, I didn't know a donut could be so lucky as you!"

Then all of those new donuts are gone. Later another group appears, and one says; "This place is for donuts only, you're in the wrong place!"

And the lone donut says; "I'm a donut, was like you, but I didn't get picked."

"You're a donut?!!! Wow, you must be the luckiest donut ever!"

"Yeh, I guess so."

For much of my life, I’ve been working on various projects, and I never get paid for any of the work I do on them. I’m very much like Vincent Van Gogh, except that he had only one major interest, I have many.

He had only one major problem, I have nine! And like his brain, mine doesn’t work near as well as most people’s brains work. So like him, I can’t do what most people can do, but no one else in the world can do what I can do. When most people are pushing 20 pounds uphill, I’m pushing more like 200.

This means that I must be stronger, not stronger physically, stronger mentally. Most things are much more difficult for me to do than they are for most people. While most people have a smooth path to walk through life, me and Vincent have traveled over rocky ground our whole life.

Vincent was doomed, to die, known, or unknown to the world, without ever getting paid for his work. It seems the same with me. And like me, his brain didn’t work well enough for him to be able to make money like most people can.

And like me, he was poisoned. So he ended up concentrating on painting pictures - which only helped to poison him more. 


But now there’s the internet; with websites. And now I have a website, which was what Vincent could not have. So please, spread the word about my websites.

The point came in Vincent’s life in which everything became too much for him, and he gave up on life.

And like Vincent, I’ve suffered for a very long time, but I’m not ready to give up yet. But maybe soon. 

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