Monday, March 29, 2010

A Parable

From today's English lesson:
Once a fox and a stork were good friends. The fox invited the stork to dinner. All they had to eat was soup. It was in flat dishes. The stork could put only the tip of his bill into the dish. The fox lapped his soup up quickly.

The next day the stork invited the fox to dinner. They had soup again. This time it was in a bottle. The stork could put his bill in and drink it, but the fox could only lick the outside of the bottle.
When asked what the moral of the story was, Tatiana proclaimed, "Hospitality!" It led into a really great conversation about considering and meeting the needs of others. A small joy in an otherwise ordinary day.

1 comment:

stephanie said...

OK, Tatiana gets an A+ for the rest of the year! I could just hear one of my kids answer... Make sure you bring your own bowl! LOL