Category Archives: spirituality

fable of the little bird who died happy

One afternoon, a fledgling bird, fresh from the nest and still unsure of its wings, came to rest on a wire strung between two tenement buildings… As the bird took a breath, it suddenly felt an odd stirring in the … Continue reading

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Icarus & Daedalus, revisited

We know the story of Icarus well… We know how the boy flew too close to the sun… …which caused the wax on his wings to melt… …which caused the feathers to drop off… …rendering his wings useless. And so, … Continue reading

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fable of the mouse who lived as a rat

A poor street mouse, desperately looking for a home in the cold rain… …found the backstage door to a theater open.  There, under the facade of a house front propped against the wall, a mother rat nursed her litter.  The … Continue reading

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the fable of Bill & Edna’s ark

We know about Noah’s ark, but not about Bill and Edna’s… …though their boat was just as big as his. Like Noah, Bill and his wife listened when God spoke and obeyed his command. After studying the fundamentals of shipbuilding, … Continue reading

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fable of the woman who went to a “godforsaken” place

The TV news described the place as “godforsaken”… And who would argue with those bleak images? Not the woman in the comfortable chair.  She stood up and said, “I’m blessed with a rich life while those poor people suffer.  I … Continue reading

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fable of the man who saw the golden goddess

When he saw the shampoo commercial, the lonely man surprised himself by saying this odd thought aloud: “I want to run through the garden with the woman of golden hair.” Perhaps you know that commercial: A dancer, wearing only a … Continue reading

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fable of the woman who saw the grand purpose of life

As she lay in bed, suspended in that place between waking and sleep… …she suddenly saw a mosaic in which all the myriad pieces fit together to create a panoramic design. That design revealed the purpose of this life of … Continue reading

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