It’s funny how many stories of this man we are told during our childhoods but we had no idea it all came from one source, one brilliant phenomenal source, Aeasop’s mind.
No one really knew how he looked but most say he was a very ugly man and his only beautiful part was his mind.
The golden Goose, fine weather friends, the rabbit and the hare, the fox and the sour grapes, the boy who cried wolf. the town mouse and the country mouse, and those are just to name a few.
A few months ago my hands fell upon a collection of Aesop’s collection of ovver 150 stories and I had to buy it’!
I recomment everyone TO READ that book because there is more to life in that book than there is in life itself. It’s eye opening,, simple, ironic and simple excellent!
My personal favourite story was The Oak and The Reed which reads thus.
A very large Oak was uprooted by the wind and thrown across a stream. It fell among some Reeds, which it thus addressed: “I wonder how you, who are so light and weak, are not entirely crushed by these strong winds.” They replied, “You fight and contend with the wind, and consequently you are destroyed; while we on the contrary bend before the least breath of air, and therefore remain unbroken, and escape.”
The reason why it spoke to me so much was because I’m an Oak, and Ii would rather be broken than bent.
Which one are you?