March 19th, 2003

Life 2 (based on icon from tamnonlinear)

Groan

Deep within a forest a little turtle began to climb a tree.
After hours of effort he reached the top, jumped into the
air waving his front legs and crashed to the ground.

After recovering, he slowly climbed the tree again, jumped,
and fell to the ground. The turtle tried again and again
while a couple of birds sitting on a branch watched his sad
efforts.

Finally, the female bird turned to her mate. "Dear," she
chirped, "I think it's time to tell him he's adopted."