Aesop's Fables Friday
Once upon a time a Frog came forth from his home in the marshes and proclaimed to all the world that he was a learned physician, skilled in drugs and able to cure all diseases.
Among the crowd was a Fox, who called out, "You, a doctor! Why, how can you set up to heal others when you cannot even cure your own lame legs and blotched and wrinkled skin?"
Moral of the story: Physician, heal thyself.
I love this one - it cracks me up. However I'm not sure that I agree with the moral of the story. There isn't a thing wrong with that frog - his legs and skin are exactly the way they are supposed to be, right? So shouldn't the moral be more about the Fox's inability to understand that differences between species are normal? Like - that Fox just thinks everyone should be like him? Help me here. Grizzly Mama is having a hard time grasping this one. Perhaps there is nothing to grasp other than the humor of it? I need to let go. Breathe. Enjoy.