The Parable of the Fallen Young Bird

An old bird advises a young bird not to spend much time hopping from one twig to another twig on an acacia tree by the side of the road that leads to the forest.

“But I want to have a good view of the world around us, the better to enjoy the beauty of it,” the young bird insists.

“Birds are not supposed to be aesthetically minded and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings. Give that job to the painters and the artists and the loafers. You are supposed to find worms to eat,” says the old bird.

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