THE LADYBUG WAS SITTING IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE. He hardly ever did that, since he was away so often, traveling to perform his art: moving to music. But now he was home, enjoying sitting on his bench in the sun. Suddenly, he heard some buzzing. The mosquito came flying by.
‘Oh, no’, thought the ladybug, ‘I so much dislike that sound. It’ll only end up in something being buzzed around about me that’s only half true or not at all’.
Earlier, he used to be bothered a lot by that, because what’s not right, is not right and should not go around the world as true. But then again, there’s no way that you can straighten it all out again. So now he mostly found it weird, because what’s not right, is not right and the animals who did not know him, were now to think the oddest things about him.
“What’s with the angry face?” said the mosquito and whispered in the horn:
“The ladybug sits in front of his house and looks angry.
Who has he been quarreling with today?”
“Hello mosquito”, said the ladybug, who thought it to be nicer to stay polite, “I am not angry and I did not quarrel. I have a frown because I was pondering on something”.
“Boring”, said the mosquito and flew away.
The dragonfly came flying by.
In Dutch we have a saying: I search a sheep with 5 legs; meaning you are looking for a person who is very versatile in their talents, asking the (almost) impossible combination of competences.
This is first mentioned in the fable SIMPLY
This fable is inspired by reading the article that Wentworth Miller (actor/writer/producer) wrote on his Facebook page to speak out about how it feels to be haunted by the paparazzi.
The article is called SNAPSHOT and can be read here. Wentworth Miller recently unpublished his personal page, but a Went Archive was made on Facebook, so all his posts can be read there.
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