When things fall apart

Years back, I was taught the tale of the ant and the grasshopper. While the ant was working hard during the summer gathering food for the upcoming winter months, the grasshopper was hopping around leisurely, not concerning himself with the next day.

Of course, as tales would have it, winter did come, and the grasshopper was found out, while the ant dined away.

Just like with the grasshopper’s lenses, sometimes the winter isn’t visible when we look at all the good happening during our summers. But, as the ant teaches us, it is precisely when it looks so green here that we should set something aside for the yellow days, even if it’s not so clearcut that winter is on the horizon.

Then, one day, when the low tide comes, we will emerge from the water fully clothed.


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