The Bird and the Squirrel

My Aesop Fable

CW4-BirdA bird once looked down upon a squirrel scurrying along the ground as he sat up in his nest. Perceiving how happy the squirrel looked to be as he rushed around the forest floor, gathering nuts to store up for winter, he decided he would watch the squirrel to see how he too could be so happy. After a day of watching the squirrel, the bird had decided that with such comforts that the squirrel had, it would not be hard to be happy. He observed the squirrel’s beautiful, sturdy nest, his numerous secret stores of food, and his warm pelt that would protect him during the harsh, cold winter months and thought to himself, “If I had these things too, surelyCW4-Squirrel it would not be hard for me to be happy!” Two years after this, the bird heard word that the squirrel had lost, in quick secession, his sturdy nest, his stores of food, and that his silky, warm pelt had lost much of its fur. Wanting to pay his condolences, the bird flew right over to find, to his surprise, the squirrel was just as happy as before!

Happiness is found in material things for only a short while, while inner joy never fades.


2 thoughts on “CW4

  1. this is so cute, christine! i love it! its simple and easy to understand and it really reflects aesop’s style–in fact i think you were one of the only students to capture that. great job!

    • Thanks so much Blair! I’m loving the imitation stuff we’ve been doing with Aesop and Brer Rabbit –it’s really fun to slip into someone else’s shoes/style to write a story. I find it makes me look at words in a new way every time I do so! Thanks again!

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