Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A Fable of Sorts

Have you ever seen a baby porcupine? Me either. These came in the mail today and as usual, I share. Who couldn't love this little dickens?

Fable of the porcupine

It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the
cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided
to group together. This way they covered and protected
themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest
companions even though they gave off heat to each other.
After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one
from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen.

So they had to make a choice:

Either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely,
they decided to go back to being together. This way they
learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the
close relationship with their companion, but the most important part of it, was the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

Moral of the story:

The best relationship is not the one that brings
together perfect people, but the best is when each individual
learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire
the other person's good qualities.

In Other Words



Michelle M. said...

Oh my goodness! How adorable! My husband, for a very short while, wanted a hedgehog. He imagined carrying it around in his pocket. I imagined out dog eating it... so we didn't get one :)

Chiulica said...

They're soooo cute!!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh....He is adorable!!! I guess they use their quills when they are threatened---So, maybe as Babies they are rather benign....He sure is Cute!

birthsqueeze said...

that is the cutest thing i've seen for a long time! :-)