When People told themselves their past with stories,
explained their present with stories,
foretold the future with stories,
the best place by the fire was kept for ...
THE STORYTELLER!!!

~The Tortoise and The Hare


by omar ryyan Art by Omar Ryyan

There once was a speedy hare who bragged about
how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast,
Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race.
All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.

Hare ran down the road for a while and then and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out,
"How do you expect to win this race when you are walking
along at your slow, slow pace?"

Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, "There is plenty of time to relax."

Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never,
ever stopped until he came to the finish line.

The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.

Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again,
but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.

After that, Hare always reminded himself,
"Don't brag about your lightning pace,
for Slow and Steady won the race!"

One of Aesop’s Fables!

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