Tag Archives: expression

Fable of the Monkey King

  THE MONKEY KING Wishing to express his secret self on Halloween the man of aspiration planned to go to the party dressed as a warrior or a king or a warrior-king but the sales clerk said: “Sorry, but it … 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 fable of the boy who danced on New Year’s Eve

The boy was good that Christmas—and not just because he wanted a present from Santa… No, being good actually felt good to him… …but only for so long.  After Christmas day, he began to sensed another feeling building within… This … Continue reading

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the fable of the songbird & the frog

THE FABLE OF THE SONGBIRD & THE FROG When the songbird told him you’re no match for me the bullfrog countered: by who’s measure?— yes, many have opened their windows to your song but the few who’ve opened to mine … 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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talking to the dog

  I generally dislike “what if” questions… But this one is different:      What if you had a talking dog…      Would you keep it to yourself?…      Or would you share it with the world? Most “what if” questions ask us to … Continue reading

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I gotta tell you

  We not only have a powerful need to take in stories.  We also have a powerful need to tell them… That’s obvious enough, but what drives this need? Well, I think storytelling has been essential to our survival, on … Continue reading

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