Sunday, November 17, 2013

The woodcutter and the noble trees ~ Aesop's Fable

The real forest :: All Pretty Things
Aesop fables were written eons ago - and they aren't really Aesop's (no more than Grimm's stories are actually invented by the Grimm brothers), just collected by him and many others along the way.

As with lots of old stories - they are virtually 100% true in today's world, true classics.

I like all of them, but for today I chose one that's more and more needed, a reminder of how freedom must be protected, always and every day.



A woodcutter went into the forest and begged the trees to give him a little piece of wood to make a handle for his ax. The biggest trees at once agreed to so modest a request and unhesitatingly gave him a young ash sapling, out of which he made the handle he needed. As soon as he got his tool fixed - of course - the woodcutter went on to cutting the most noble and biggest trees. All the trees got together and realized this is the end of their noble forest... and they couldn't blame anybody but themselves.

The morale: the rights of the smallest must be defended, or even the strongest will eventually suffer!

1 comment:

  1. A good reminder of a truth often conveniently forgotten, Alicia!

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