Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Bear and The Lions

A group of lions living on the plains of Africa roamed the land in pure grace and pride. On the plain all animals lived in pretentious harmony. The lions had no pretense about them. They showed off and roared fiercely at one another and at any animal within vicinity. This group of aggressive lions was respected and feared by all. But the group itself tried to outdo each other in ferocity.

Daily these lions roared, each trying to sound fiercer and louder. But the practice of show-off soon lost all appeal and became mundane.
In contrast, the clever bear from the green mountains far-far away would come out once awhile during the year, hunt for berries or salmon and then go back into hibernation. But he would be feared, respected and applauded by all creatures for his choice of meal and his sharp shiny claws that he used for his kill...

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea here, it makes the reader ask themselves..."am I the lion or the bear?"

    I have to admit to having been a lion at times in my past. Lacking humility and substance, being arrogant and foolish. Most people I know have played the part at one time or an other, including myself.

    I guess the blessing is in seeing the folly and stepping out of the lions role, to live as a bear once more. It is in my case. Life (God?) tends to stike down the pride-ful lion. Eventually.
    Heres hoping I can stay a bear more often than not! Or at least an onlooking mouse.
    Gracefully told, this moral lesson of your's. Reminds me of Aesop's fables.
    July 26, 2011 7:06 AM