Mourners will find parallels in this wise text. Because how often do you feel like the main character of this story after the loss of a loved one…
“That doesn’t concern me!”
“Through the hole in the wall, the mouse was watching the farmer and his wife, who were opening the package. “What will there be for food?” – the mouse was surprised. But then she got scared, realizing that it was a mousetrap.
A mouse walked around the farm and warned everyone: “There is a mousetrap in the house! Be careful, there is a mousetrap in the house!”
The hen raised her head and said: “Dear mouse, I understand that this is a serious matter for you, but it is none of my business.” I don’t mind at all.”
The mouse approached the pig and said: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There’s a mousetrap in the house!” The sensitive pig said, “I am very sorry, dear mouse, but there is nothing I can do but pray. I assure you that I will pray for you.”
Then the mouse went to the cow: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There’s a mousetrap in the house!” The cow said, “Oh, dear mouse, I feel sorry for you, but I don’t mind.” What am I supposed to do about it?”
Despondent, he lowered his head
So the mouse, head down and very discouraged, returned to the house to face the fatal trap alone.
At night, she heard a strange sound echoing through the house, like a trap catching its victim. The farmer immediately got up to see what she would find in the trap. If only they would finally catch that insolent mouse!
The snake bites
However, in the darkness, she did not see that it was a poisonous snake whose tail was caught in a trap. The snake bit the farmer’s wife, who was taken to hospital later that day with a high fever.
As many know, in peasant culture, fever is treated with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer would go into the chicken coop with his big knife to get the main ingredient for the soup.
The disease persists
But his wife’s illness did not go away, so many friends came to visit and be by her side. The house was full, and in order to feed everyone, the peasant had to slaughter a pig.
Soon the woman died, and so many people came to her funeral that the farmer had to slaughter a cow to feed everyone. From the hole in the wall, the mouse watched the death of all his friends helplessly and with great sadness.
When it affects one of us, it affects all of us
The next time you hear that someone is struggling with a problem and you think that it doesn’t apply to you, remember that we are all at risk when it affects one of us.
We are all part of this journey called life. Caring for each other is a way to encourage and support each other. “When you hear the bell, don’t ask yourself for whom it is tolling. It rings a bell for you, too.” (Ernest Hemingway, 1899-1961)
An open ear for grief
To encourage and support each other is what the grieving so desperately want. They want to find a sympathetic ear among people who will listen to them. They want to feel welcome, also and especially during the period of mourning. People in mourning can find these people at trosthelden.de.
Consolation Heroes: PartnerbWellrse for close friends
Because TrostHelden is a kind of dating site for friends who have died. We unite people with a similar fate and circumstances.
With like-minded people, survivors can care for each other and support each other during a difficult time in life. trosthelden.de