Category Archives: Allegorical April

Allegorical April – Day 30

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Allegorangutan would like to thank you for your support this month. His wise and soulful eyes are ever watching, learning, and sharing his life’s lessons in hopes of witnessing noble and honorable behavior from all species for the benefit of all species. Until next year fine friends, and until then don’t fling anything at anyone you wouldn’t want flung back at you… in an allegorical way if you get our drift.

Allegorical April – Day 29

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Think this one pretty much says it all allegorically and otherwise.

Allegorical April – Day 28

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The North Wind and the Sun

The North Wind and the Sun disputed as to which was the most powerful, and agreed that he should be declared the victor who could first strip a wayfaring man of his clothes. The North Wind
first tried his power and blew with all his might, but the keener his blasts, the closer the Traveler wrapped his cloak around him, until at last, resigning all hope of victory, the Wind called upon the Sun to see what he could do. The Sun suddenly shone out with all his warmth. The Traveler no sooner felt his genial rays than he took off one garment after another, and at last, fairly
overcome with heat, undressed and bathed in a stream that lay in his path.
Persuasion is better than Force.

This is a fine lesson and important moral, though I wonder why the sun and wind had nothing better to do than pick on some poor traveller to prove their power when in truth they are equally important to earth and her inhabitants. Hmmmm… I think I may have just concluded that Earth, Wind, and Fire are best when working harmoniously, but I’m sure people in Motown already knew that.

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Allegorical April – Day 27

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For anyone having trouble keeping up with this month’s theme…

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Allegorical April – Day 26

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The Peasant and the Eagle

A PEASANT found an Eagle captured in a trap, and much admiring the bird, set him free. The Eagle did not prove ungrateful to his deliverer, for seeing the Peasant sitting under a wall which was not safe, he flew toward him and with his talons snatched a bundle from his head. When the Peasant rose in pursuit, the Eagle let the bundle fall again. Taking it up, the man returned to the same place, to find that the wall under which he had been sitting had fallen to pieces; and he marveled at the service rendered him by the Eagle.

I think it’s always a good idea to save eagles, but saving an observant, safety-first, cosmic, life saving eagle would be an added bonus.

Allegorical April – Day 25

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Allegorical April – Day 24

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The Bee and Jupiter

A BEE from Mount Hymettus, the queen of the hive, ascended to Olympus to present Jupiter some honey fresh from her combs. Jupiter, delighted with the offering of honey, promised to give whatever she should ask. She therefore besought him, saying, “Give me, I pray thee, a sting, that if any mortal shall approach to take my honey, I may kill him.” Jupiter was much displeased, for he loved the race of man, but could not refuse the request because of his promise. He thus answered the Bee: “You shall have your request, but it will be at the peril of your own life. For if you use your sting, it shall remain in the wound you make, and then you will die from the loss of it.”
Evil wishes, like chickens, come home to roost.

And when evil wishes come home to roost they don’t ever wipe their feet or help with the chores so you should plan accordingly.

Allegorical April – Day 23

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The Dove and the Ant- Aesop

An Ant, going to a river to drink, fell in, and was carried along in the stream. A Dove pitied her condition, and threw into the river a small bough, by means of which the Ant gained the shore. The Ant afterward, seeing a man with a fowling-piece aiming at the Dove, stung
him in the foot sharply, and made him miss his aim, and so saved the Dove’s life.
“Little friends may prove great friends.”

Sorry. Had to do it…

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Allegorical April – Day 22

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I am confident that the above photo won’t happen to most people’s nest eggs. Mainly because most people don’t have a nest egg anymore or their nest is owned by a snake.

Allegorical April – Day 21

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Dun.
Dun-dun-dun.
Dun-dun-dun.
Dun-dun-dun.

Yep, now that you’re singing “eye of the tiger” you should probably go do something that makes your endorphins kick in. I’ve opted to eat 20 pounds of chocolate. Allegorically of course ;-)