Friday, March 18, 2016

Wolves and Clothes and Deja Vu - 3-18-16 - Aesop's Fables

My apologies for my brief hiatus.  I was caught up in real world BS like getting a job and transportation.  Rest assured my small but loyal band of blog followers, I shan't be long without drawing.  Strict doctor's orders to pick up my pen and my guitar on a daily basis to prevent any more loose screws in my noggin.  Thanks for sticking with me.

Back to Aesop's Fables, why don't we?

Today a familiar one to a lot of us, or so I thought.  There seems to be at least 2 stories with the same plot and title, but 2 separate morals and outcomes.

Here's "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" take 1.


One day a Wolf devised that if he altered his appearance and disguised himself as a sheep, he could get much closer to his dinner and more easily procure it.  That day he donned a discarded sheep's skin and blended in with a nearby flock and that night he was penned up and secured with the buffet of his dreams.  But as night fell and the Wolf took his time to select just the right sheep to dine on, the Shepherd returned to select his own meat for the next day.  He selected the costumed Wolf and immediately slaughtered him, even before he noticed that it was his sworn enemy The Wolf.

MORAL:

"Harm Seek, Harm Find"

"The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" take 2 and perhaps the more familiar version.


One day a Wolf devised that if he altered his appearance and disguised himself as a sheep, he could get much closer to his dinner and more easily procure it.  Sound like you've heard this one before?  The Wolf found a discarded sheep skin and donned it, soon to find that it was the hide of one of the young lamb's own mother.  The lamb happily followed the Wolf until they became separated from the rest of the flock and there the Wolf had a fine supper.  For some time the Wolf was successful in hiding amongst the flock and had many fine suppers at his leisure during his tenure as a sheep.

MORAL:

"Appearances Are Deceptive"

Feels good to be back.

Talk to you soon.


  

2 comments:

  1. Glad to see you back behind a pen, Jeffie. Great stuff as always.

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