Wednesday, June 17, 2009

a fable

Photograph - 1959 (click to enlarge)

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Fables - Arnold Lobel 1980


Shruti said...

hmmm.... i love fables... :)

Anonymous said...

I've taken plenty of small risks. Some have been an adventure, some not. But all were well worth it.

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! C.M. and Subby77,
Hmmm...What have I learned after reading this fable~Life is a gamble..Therefore,one should sometime take risk?!?
Nice photograph, sounds, and quote...
...Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

mum said...

I laughed out loud when I read: "Yes, of course we're sinking," said the lobster. It reminded me of an interview of seaman Eric Tabarly. The reporter, trembling at the thought of the waves, says: "But some of those waves must be...ten, fifteen meters high. Aren't you afraid?"

Tabarly peered at him and said: "If it's ten meters, you go up ten, then down ten. If it's fifteen..." he shrugged," ...same thing but a bit higher."

Somebody tell Yoko the kite's been sighted in a coffee cup (where is that photo from, cm? looks familiar, somehow.)

Nice to have you back.


Kurt said...

Arnold Lobel created the great Frog and Toad series.

Tess Kincaid said...

I know a few crabs, myself.

Candie said...


Daisy Deadhead said...

Just a note to say, I think your blog is awesome.

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful short piece.

California Girl said...

I have to say, I've never liked the few songs of Yoko's I've heard but this one grabs me. The beat alone will grab anyone and he verse is pretty good. As for taking risks, well, I'm married to a risk taker so I guess that makes me a reluctant one too. "No guts, no glory" is pretty apropo.

Tom said...

well, i enjoyed the fable and even the song...glad i stopped by today.

Coffee Messiah said...

shruti: Thanks.

subT: Ya don't know unless you try. It's all a gamble anyway.

dcd: Thanks for stopping by!

mum: I like your quote too ; ) Can't get any more simple than that.

kurt: Thanks. Until you mentioned it, I had no idea.

willow: Don't we all ; (

cb: Thanks.

daisyd: Don't know about that, but appreciate you saying so. Thanks too for stopping by.

artS: Thanks ; )

cg: I'm with you on Yoko, but do enjoy this song for some reason. We all take risks, some more than others is all.

tom: Thanks so much. Not getting around much on the blogs but plan to try sometime over the weekend again. Thanks for taking a listen too.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

easy to see the enduring power of fables...might big lessons in these little tales!

hadn't run across this one before. thanks1

Anonymous said...

I read your crab/lobster story AFTER I wrote my post today about adventures. We are on the same wave length today, CM. ***spooky*** :)

Mrsupole said...

Great picture and great fable. I am thinking that it means that if you do not take risks than you will miss out on some great times. But I am not going in a boat on the ocean, well except a cruise ship, but a boat no way. The last time I did that I ended up feeding the fish, and was so sick. That adventure was a waste of my money. But the funny thing is I am okay in a boat on a lake. I love going to the lakes. When hubby and I retire, we want to get a pair of jet skis and then just go have some fun. I like jet skis, but then again in my older age, I might have to stick with a boat. We'll see. But the grandkids will love the jet skis. Okay, maybe just a pool. It will be a smaller adventure.

God bless.

Coffee Messiah said...

mouse: It's always nice to re-read any book with fables in them.

emerging: Will have to stop by.

mrs: That's quite a tale you told, and no matter what, it'll all be good ; ) Thanks for stopping by!