Iggy's Allegories

  An After-Dinner Allegory for Adults  

The Mayfly


...About a mayfly destined to devote her life to a discovery she makes
Once upon a time there was a very precocious Mayfly who, upon her birth in the morning, made a startling discovery buried in the ground. It was a sharp right angle, a perpendicular, an apparent contradiction. It looked, after a little bit of digging, like the corner of a large box -- perhaps it was a buried chest. Could it hold treasures beyond imagination? The Mayfly decided to dig some more. Soon it was midday and the object of her archeology became even more mysterious as she spent more time trying to dig it out.