Oh…. back to life in the country.
Yes. When I live in the City…. I become the City Mouse. And when I live in the Country…. guess what?
I become the City Mouse living in the Country. Don’t get me wrong. I like it out here in the middle of nowhere. It smells just like manure. Keeps the nostrils edgy.
Just down the road from us… three baby foxes have been hanging out by the big dairy farm. They live just on the other side of the fence from all the cows.
One day last week, the three of them were walking along pasture. The smallest of the three found a glove. Heaven only knows how the glove got there. Maybe someone pitched it out a car window…. who knows. At any rate, the little fox picks it up and walks over to where the cows were grazing…..
She said “Hey you Holstein Girls….. Did any of you lose your bra?”
Then, of course…. the three of them continued on and found an orchard filled with grapes.
They came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. It was a pretty hot day outside…. and the oldest brother fox said… “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” as he scampered into the orchard.
Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with…. One, Two, Three….. he jumped up a bit higher….. but with no greater success.
Again and again he tried after the tempting fruit. Finally, the little furball had to give it up. Exhausted and hot…he walked away with his nose in the air. He said to his sisters…. “I am sure those stupid grapes are sour.”
Yes… so much like Aesop’s Fable. And the moral of the story: It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
Oh Aesop must have lived in the country I’ll tell you….. or perhaps just in the United States.
A lot of people seem to despise what they just can’t “get”….. unfortunately…. that “thing” they can’t get…. is a new idea.
And that… is the udder truth.
“Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.” – P. Jackson
“A new idea doesn’t have to fit you like a glove. But you should be willing to at least try it on.” – Polly the Glove Wearing Fool (But NOT on my Udders)