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fable of the woman who tried to see as the man saw

“If you ever tried to see the world from my point-of-view, you’d realize I’m right,” the man told her. “I wouldn’t want to pollute my eyes,” the woman replied.  “But okay, okay—here’s what I’ll do: “Just for today, I’ll try … Continue reading

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fable of the spider who spun his death

A mosquito, caught on a thread of a spider’s web… …pleaded with the hairy arachnid: “I’ll sing for you if you’ll spare my life.  You don’t even have to free me—just let me live.” This spider had never met a … Continue reading

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fable of the tightrope walker who lost his nerve

After years of performing, one night the tightrope walker looked down. He’d learned from beginning to keep his attention focused forward.  But that evening, as he stood poised on his high perch, ready to step upon the rope… …for some … Continue reading

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the fable of the truly powerful penguin

One morning, a little penguin, hoping to escape his feelings of littleness, swam out to an iceberg. As he hopped onto the berg to bask in the sun, he imagined life as a powerful giant… …but soon fell asleep and … Continue reading

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fable of the man who tripped himself

When I tripped and hit the ground… …I suddenly felt too weak to raise myself. Well, why not stay down in the weeds? I thought.  I’m not making much progress up there anyway. Yes!—I would free my tired mind from … Continue reading

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the fable of a dove reborn

While walking along a country road one summer morning long ago… …I did as boys often do: I stepped on something dead.  Yes, deliberately.  A dove with a twisted neck lying in the dust and gravel. I’m embarrassed in my … Continue reading

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fable of the museum penny

A museum guide, tired of being ignored by the visitors she watched… …placed a penny in a plain wood frame, then hung the frame on a gallery wall, nestled among significant works of art. Ironically, she received more questions about … Continue reading

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