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fable of the angel, the ship, and the big step

An hour before departure, I stood gazing up at that monumental ship—that grand silver tower—knowing it would deliver me to new worlds…faraway lands…beyond old borders… This voyage of exploration would expand my mind, my perspective in ways I couldn’t conceive. … Continue reading

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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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the myth of Tantalus, revisited

According to Greek myth, Tantalus is eternally tantalized… Whenever he tries to grab one of the fruit dangling above him, it leaps from his hand. He stands neck-deep in a pool of water.  But if he tries to take a … Continue reading

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fable of the woman who wanted to feel deeply

We built a research station on our Moon… Beautiful both in design and function. And the resident scientists were also beautiful—beautiful in the way they worked.  Immersed.  Relentless.  Devoted. Nonetheless, they’d take a break occasionally and gather by the big … Continue reading

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fable of the race between the workhorse and the speed horse

So why did the slow workhorse want to race the speed horse? Well, having heard the story of the tortoise and the hare, she had hope. As for the speed horse… She agreed to the contest because she wanted people … Continue reading

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the fable of Fox’s choices

Many or most know about the fox and the sour grapes… We know how the fox leapt and leapt and leapt, but despite his fierce effort, couldn’t reach that luscious bunch of grapes dangling above him. “Those grapes are probably … Continue reading

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the fable of the dog who sees beauty

One day, while the dog lolled in the grass on her back… …a cool shadow suddenly dimmed the sunlight. The dog looked up to find a big cloud towering above her.  The puffs of white piled one on top of … Continue reading

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