On a sunny day in late summer, the hummingbird flew through the animal forest. She was kind of caught up in deep thought and almost collided with the giraffe.
“Oh, sorry,” said the hummingbird, who felt that to be an injustice to her flying skills, “I was busy thinking.”
“No offense”, said the giraffe. “I also like to think, a lot, maybe we can think together for a while?”
“Actually,” said the hummingbird, “that’s the problem. It’s kind of nice, all these encounters with other animals, but it’s tiresome too. That’s just what I was thinking about: that I am tired of having all this contact.”
“Too bad”, said the giraffe. “It would have been nice for a change. I also easily get tired of chats with the other animals. But that’s be-cause I usually think it’s much ado about nothing. If I then suggest something worth thinking about, they say that they don’t like thinking thoughts, so I thought: seeing as you were thinking already …”
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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