Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Look at that face.

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.

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.


Arkansas Patti said...

Awww- I want one. He is so cute.
Great thoughts though.

Clytie said...

Amen. We could learn a lot from the world around us, if we paid more attention! And that little guy is simply adorable.

Wanda said...

Oh what a precious story... and that little guy is just too cute.

What a lesson for all of us to learn and apply!!

Gigi Ann said...

What a sweet story. And so true.

Margaret Cloud said...

This is such a cute story and he looks adorable.

Lady Di Tn said...

A very cute animal. I have never seen a baby before. Must be a technique to holding one without getting stuck.
A very good life lesson however, not many will make the effort to apply it in real life. What a shame. Peace

Charles said...

Looks like a puppy in nest

kavita said...

Awwwww....he is so cute and adorable
!My family enjoyed this post :)We used to use porcupine spikes as letter opener- good old days when people used to write letters.

Rosy said...

"He is soooooooo cute!

That is a funny quote by Winston Churchhill.