I had a friend, his name was
Efhtivoulos, (meaning straight thinking) he was a blacksmith.
The lighted lamp of Diogenes.
m Looking for a MAN!!!!
A great blacksmith,but strange.
He denied to accept big works, with big winnings,
it satisfied him to have just enough
for eating and drinking.
When he did' t work he was allways
drank, and felt the whole truth and the secrets of life were in the bottom
of a class of wine,when empty to fill again and again!
It' s a friend and a lover who
doesn' t betray. He said to me.
Wine is blessed from the Gods,
it' s stays with you and treats poor and rich, young and old, colour and
White, slaves and free people equal!
One day I paid him a visit, and
said: I want something from you, Efhtivoulos!
He stared at me! First time he
stared at me in that way!
First time he heard I wanted something,
I think that you got proplems Diogenes,
I think you' ve got a sunstroke!
I want you to make me a lamp, and
I want you will make the best lamp for me!
A lamp? For Gods sake, why do you
want a Lamp!
You don' t have a house? You don'
t have anything?
For what reason you want a lamp?
I will answer, when the lamp will
be made, and you know that I don' t have a penny! And you make it, for
our friendship's sake!
A few days later the lamp was ready!
I thank you from my heart, Efhtivoulos!
But you owe me an explanation Diogenes!
You have to answer my question?
Why do you need a lamp!
Because, I' m looking for a man!!!
There 're a lot of people around
us, thousends! A lot of people!
But not a man! The one! The one
who puts above himself the others!
THE UNKNOWN ONE!!!
Then, Diogenes walked through Athens
in broad daylight carrying a lighted lamp,
saying that he was looking for
a man! an honest man!!