SIMPLY

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SIMPLY

SIMPLY

There is a lot of dutch culture in this fable.
An * after a word means that you can find an explanation underneath the fable. There you’ll find just one, the rest is in the book.
“Hi vole”, the marmot called out. They jumped into each other’s arms and spun around as only the vole and the marmot could, each spring at the end of April at the feast of the magnolia.
“Hey, hey!”, cried the weasel who they narrowly whirled by.* “Watch out!”
“Don’t be afraid”, said the dove. “Everything’s gonna be alright.”
“Oh”, said the weasel, who tried to believe it. He did not come out of his den that often and mostly only when it was quiet, but during the annual feast of the magnolia, he did want to be part of the joyful gathering of all the animals at the large glade around the magnolia, which then stood there in full bloom.
Just like a queen,** thought the magpie, who on that day brought out her unnecessary furniture (and Continue reading

BASIC PERSPECTIVE

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BASIC PERSPECTIVE

BASIC PERSPECTIVE

In the morning mist of an early spring day, the giraffe enjoyed herself eating from the top of the linden tree. The giraffe could easily do that because she towered over 98% of all the animals. The advantage of being so tall, in her opinion, was that she always had great overview. A disadvantage was of course, that a lot of the animals seemed a bit distant and therefore more difficult to reach. Except for the animals that could fly and among them, especially the little ones. They sometimes came by to spin, for fun, the craziest of thoughts around her head. Flyers are freethinkers, so the giraffe had found out. Living with their heads in the clouds, according to some, but the giraffe thought that did not always do them justice. She herself stood firmly on the ground with her four feet, but she could really appreciate Continue reading

ACTIVITY

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BEDRIJVIGHEID

ACTIVITY

Times were busy for the firefly. Days were getting shorter. Each evening darkness fell sooner and each morning the sun rose later. A lot of animals asked if she would shine on their doorstep for a while and that’s how it came to be that the firefly was busy going from appointment to appointment.
In the beginning, she was shining a good hour and a half on every doorstep, but nowadays she had reduced it to fifty minutes because more and more animals needed her. It was as if darkness now had gotten gloomier than before. Or maybe it was because Continue reading

ANSWER WITHOUT A QUESTION

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ANTWOORD ZONDER VRAAG

ANSWER WITHOUT A QUESTION

The tortoise had a question, and as with everything, it took him a long time, that question. Especially because it was not an easy question. He looked at it from all sides and that is not quickly done for a tortoise when walking long distances is involved. Added to this, the tortoise was used to doing things thoroughly. Over and over again, he approached the question from afar, taking a new route towards it, to see, if from another angle, there were answers to be found that were even more beautiful. Because answers could be lying around for the taking, but Continue reading