Friday

It's a Chill Wind

...that keeps me in the house for the day, apart from obligatory dog-walks undertaken at a rate of knots only matched by the wind itself. It's coming from the North and it is COLD. Otherwise it looks like a perfect day with the sun shining from a clear sky. It reminds me of the Aesop Fable:

The Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger. Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road, and the Sun said: "I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveller to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger. You begin." So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveller. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveller wrap his cloak round him, till at last the Wind had to give up in despair. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the
traveller, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on.


Moral: Kindness is more effective than severity.

Tonight is forecast to drop to 0 C, or perhaps lower. Come what may, tomorrow I will need log replenishment.

3 comments:

  1. I so like that story! Thanks for sharing

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  2. Gorgeous poem! So glad you shared that here with us! And kindness certainly is more effective!!

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  3. It is my favourite of Aesop's Fables. The wind hasn't learnt the lesson yet though!

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