I recently got offered an exciting new position. Not knowing whether I should accept or stay at my current job, I sought the help of Wise Oracle to help me decide.
O Wise Oracle, why did my predecessor leave the company?
Wise Oracle speaks now, prepare if you can;
The answer you seek is: He was an old man.
Thank you, o Wise Oracle. What can you tell me about my new co-workers? What are they like?
Wise Oracle speaks now, whose words give the willies;
The answer you seek is: All happy families.
Thank you, o Wise Oracle. Do you think I have something valuable to offer in the new organization?
Wise Oracle speaks, a man long in the tooth;
The answer you seek is this: It is a truth.
Thank you, o Wise Oracle. Will I be happy if I accept the new position?
Wise Oracle speaks now, while knowingly grinning;
The answer you seek, it is: In the beginning.
Thank you, o Wise Oracle. One last question, if I may: What is your name?
Wise Oracle did in fact tell me his real name. Can you guess what it is?