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Friday, October 27, 2006

Aesop's Fable Friday

The Oak and the Reeds


An Oak that grew on the bank of a river was uprooted by a severe gale of wind, and thrown across the stream. It fell among some Reeds growing by the water, and said to them, "How is it that you, who are so frail and slender, have managed to weather the storm, whereas I, with all my strength, have been torn up by the roots and hurled into the river?"

"You fought against the storm, which proved stronger than you: but we bow to every breeze, and thus the gale passed harmlessly over our heads."

Moral of the story: It's better by far to bend than to break.

4 Comments:

Blogger Mike's America said...

The reeds bowed to every breeze until the Muslim wind blew in with swords and cut down all the reeds.... The oak was unaffected.

27 October, 2006 21:17  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh Mike - honey I was thinking the same thing! lol!

Sometimes it is not a good thing to bend to every breeze, is it?

27 October, 2006 21:20  
Blogger CA said...

Tanya Tucker said it well:
"There's a tree in the backyard,
That never has been broken by the wind:
And the reason it's still standing;-
It was stong enough to bend..."

28 October, 2006 00:39  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Thank you CA - I believe that is the type of bending that the fable is talking about. Not the bending that Mike and I are thinking about. ;-)

28 October, 2006 23:42  

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