The Ant and the Grasshopper
IN a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content.
An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
“Why not come and chat with me,” said the Grasshopper, “instead of toiling and moiling in that way?”“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”
“Why bother about winter?” said the Grasshopper; “we have got plenty of food at present.”
But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.
When the winter came the Grasshopper found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing, every day, corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
Then the Grasshopper knew:
“It is best to prepare for the days of necessity”
I had decided I would post this today, after Jim’s lovely words on my post yesterday, referring to our wonderful heap of firewood, yesterday, then the news of the tragedy in Ottawa came on our TV early this morning. Would I, or not, a huge hesitation in my heart.
I read Ron’s words with tears.
All thoughts of a post with lovely illustrations, delightful words, and more, ( all courtesy of the Internet) flew out the window. Then I realised that we can send sympathy, caring thoughts, love and support, even if our blog words do not seem to show that. To you all in Canada, we care, so very much, and share in your loss today.
Quotation of the day, by Pierre Trudeau
“ Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great.
Our courage is strong.
And our dreams for this beautiful country
will never die”
Greetings from Jean