Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Aesop's Fables "J" 12-29-15

Aesop's Fables doodle time again and this time we're up to the letter "J" (there were no "I" fables listed to speak of).

Today the tale of "The Jay and the Peacock".

A jaybird watching a flock of peacocks strutting around showing off their feathers.  There were a bunch of their feathers all over the ground left from when they were molting, so the jay tied a few to himself and began strutting alongside.  The flock realized right away that they had a poser on their hands and pecked at him until all of the peacock feathers came off and the jay had nowhere to go but back to his own kind.  The other jays had seen his behavior though and shunned him for thinking he was better than him and spouted this moral at him...

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds"

Sort of a "clothes don't make the man" lesson here.

Talk to you soon.


  1. Birds of a feather flock together. I feel kind of sorry for Jay. Maybe he was a peacock born in a Jaybird's body. The other jays were just ass holes when they wouldn't let him back into their little clique. "Fine birds" my ass

  2. I have noticed a little attitudinal shift between 2500 years ago when these stories were first told and today. Oft-times even the characters on the seeming moral high-ground can be downright A-holes.