On a hot summer day at the woodland pool in the animal forest, the dragonfly was flying.
AT YOUR SERVICE
“It’s so hot”, said the dragonfly to the sheep, who was looking for some coolness near the water’s edge.
“Yes”, said the sheep with a lazy yawn.
The dragonfly skimmed another round closely over the water to cool off as much as possible.
“My, my”, said the dragonfly when she landed near the sheep again, huffing and puffing.
“Can’t breathe; so uptight”, she added.
“I am happy”, said the sheep, “that in the spring, I always get rid of my winter wool.”
“Yes, yes,” said the dragonfly, “you have it all figured out” and hop, off she went to skim another round over the water.
At noon, when the sun was at its highest and burned the strongest, those flights didn’t cool her off anymore. The dragonfly tried to sleep a bit in the shade.
You can continue reading in my book with fables that is published by BoekScout and can be found in their webshop.
The book is bilingual: Dutch-English and is titled:
HOE HET ZO GEKOMEN IS / HOW IT ALL CAME TO BE
psychologische fabels / psychological fables
*As in all fables, the stories mirror human behaviour. Through the animals’ characters, we actually look at ourselves and our society. The fables are contemplative, yet vivid and quite humorous.*
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