Do folks still read Aesop’s Fables? These are pretty nifty stories.
They contain rabbits. I happen to like rabbits – fictional ones anyway. Real rabbits aren’t nearly as clever.
That should be reason enough. Who doesn’t like rabbits? Fictional ones anyway. Real rabbits – well the taste is disappointing.
But there may indeed be other reasons I like the fables. Folks seem to dislike stories with a moral in them. I don’t have a problem with that. It isn’t like fables hide their message. Little tiny stories that are amusing in and of themselves that are also teaching tools. Plus rabbits.
Ooh, I gave away the next point in my sentence above. They are short. Short is good. I’ve read War and Peace and all but one volume of Jordan’s Wheel of Time. I like long. Long is good. But sometimes short is better. Rabbits are normally short. Except their ears – those are long. Really rabbits are the best of both worlds.
Except the Pooka in Harvey. But that is really a Pooka and not a rabbit. It is just rabbit shaped. Not that the Pooka is bad. No – it is just tall. Looked Jimmy Stewart in the eye and he was pretty tall too.
But the stories in Aesop’s fables – short. Perfect for a bedtime story. Unless stories of rabbits give you nightmares. In Buffy, Anya is scared of bunnies. She should probably stay away from Aesop’s fables, but that is OK – she is both fictional and on a cancelled show.
I’d provide a list of my favorite fables, but my computer currently can’t connect to the Internet. This will also make it difficult to post this entry. I think though if you googled Aesop and fable and rabbit, you wouldn’t go far wrong.
Enough of this silliness. I’m off to eat dinner and fix the Internet.