Every now and then, the owl liked to ask the animals some questions. He hoped that each time, there would be a few of them that would continue thinking about it. And eventually, he hoped that it would make them feel better. More at ease with themselves and therefore with others.
WHAT DO YOU WANT?
“What do you want?”, wondered the owl aloud.
There happened to be quite a few animals at the large glade around the magnolia, so he thought it to be a suitable moment. Some of the animals indeed looked up at him, interested.
“You might just do something,” continued the owl therefore, “but you can also want something.”
“Want”, whispered the vole softly after him, trying to get used to the idea that there could be something to want.
“Yes, I want!”, he then called out loud, because wanting something had begun to appeal to him.
“And what is it, that you want?”, asked the owl, who liked to be precise in his wording and liked others to be that too.
“Umm”, said the vole hesitantly, because yes, wanting something is one thing, but what exactly?
The owl let him be, to think his own thoughts, now that he saw that the seed had been sown.
“I want nothing to change,” said the grumpy bear, “no troubles!”
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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