Aesop's Fable Friday
A Wild Donkey, who was wandering idly about, one day came upon a Work Donkey lying at full length in a sunny spot and thoroughly enjoying himself.
Going up to him, he said, "What a lucky beast you are! Your sleek coat shows how well you live: how I envy you!"
Not long after the Wild Donkey saw his acquaintance again, but this time he was carrying a heavy load, and his driver was following behind and beating him with a thick stick.
"Ah, my friend," said the Wild Donkey, "I don't envy you any more: for I see you pay dear for your comforts."
Moral of the story: Advantages that are dearly bought are doubtful blessings.
Oh alright. I guess that's an okay moral. Somehow it doesn't quite fit to a 'T' for me again. I can't think of anything better. Maybe something about the choice between comfort and freedom. Oh heck - maybe that's what that moral is saying. I'm BEAT!!
I've got some more cookies to bake and the sweet dough to get going. Bathroom to clean and presents to wrap and - oh gosh. All kinds of stuff!