What Aesop Knew Early On
by Noah Haalilio Solomon
Always looking for that which lends itself to the absolution of truth in highest resonance. Growing fondness for the idea of discipline and deliberation in the subscription to our ideals. About love, always. About dwelling in certain spaces at certain times. About individualized acknowledgement.
I grew up reading Aesop’s Fables, but not knowing who Aesop was. In light of his quotations, it’s no wonder his stories became the standard code of manners for large populations. His wording is beautiful and his insight is impeccable:
“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”
“Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.”
“Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.”
“We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.”