Allegorical April – Day 28


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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