Lulu’s Insanity

A visitor to an insane asylum found one of the inmates rocking back and forth in a chair cooing repeatedly in a soft, contented manner, Lulu, Lulu…

What’s this man’s problem? he asked the doctor.

Lulu. She was a woman who jilted him, was the doctor’s reply.

As they proceeded on the tour, they came to a padded cell whose occupant was banging his head repeatedly against the wall and moaning, Lulu… LULU…..

Is Lulu this man’s problem too? asked the visitor.

Yes, said the doctor. He’s the one Lulu finally married.

This is from The Heart of the Enlightened, a book of spiritual stories by Anthony de Mello.

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