Monday, January 26, 2009

Words of wisdom...from Aesop

Heartstrings II

Lisa Linch

Good ole Aesop [620 B.C. to 560 B.C.] came up with good fables that are pretty much forgotten today but this one fits nicely for this year's celebration of astronomy.

An astronomer used to walk out every night to gaze upon the stars. It happened one night that, with his whole thoughts rapt up in the skies, he fell into a well. One who heard his cries ran up to him and said, "While you are trying to pry into the mysteries of heaven, you overlook the common objects under your feet."

Moral of the story...

We should never look so high as to miss seeing the things that are around us.

Online collection of Aesop's Fables

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