Tear Down That Wall

Humpty Dumpty sat on that wall. And, before too long, he had one great fall. All the kings horses and all the kings men, well what happened is that they couldn’t put poor old Mr. Dumpty back together again.

A sad story really.

He fell hard off a wall.

The fate of this fable makes me wonder, was it because Humpty stayed on his wall, that after some time, the wall, ironically, delivered him to his fatal conclusion?

Think about it. Do you ever wonder when you hear this story, why he decided to go up on the wall in the first place, high and far-removed from the general population? And another thing, why didn’t he just come down?

Was there more to his story than meets the eye?

Since this is merely fiction, my imagination has an opportunity to imagine. And what I notice is possibly he struggled with another wall in his fictional life–

The wall of isolation.

Humpty was all alone up there. No other egg to accompany him–a loner Isolated from the general population .  

Possibly, difficulties arose in his life and he grew tired and worn out, but because he stayed clear of others, he did not recognize the warning signs of weariness.

And because of his worn out and weary state, he eventually fell asleep, and then fell hard. If he would have allowed others near and dear to him to help him in his fragile state, they could have carried him during his down times.

Just a thought.

If you are attempting to go it alone, please reconsider.

We need to hold each other up when the difficulties of life attempt to tear us down.

1 Thessalonians 5:10-12 – He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

2 thoughts on “Tear Down That Wall

  1. Wow, Sunday I was discussing Humpty Dumpty with one of the two year olds. I made him out of playdoh and we re-enacted the whole story. I missed this conclusion. Very well said.

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