Ep. #17 The Tree and the Plants - 🌬🌳- Flexibility
This is another classic from Aesop’s Fables. In this story, there is a big storm with wind and rain. What happens to trees and plants in a big storm? Let’s start the story.
The Tree and the Plants
In the field, there is a big tree. The tree stands tall. The tree is taller than the other plants. The big tree stands over the plants. The sun shines on the tree and the sun gives the tree a big shadow. The tree’s shadow covers the plants. So the plants move their branches and leaves away from the shadow. They want the sun to shine on them. They reach out their branches and leaves. They reach to the sun. The big tree says, “I am the biggest tree. The plants move around me. I do not move.” Then a storm comes. The wind blows in the forest. The plants shake. But the big tree does not shake. The big tree does not move. Then the rain starts to fall. The rain falls on the plants. The rain pushes the plants down. The plants bend down. But the rain falls off the big tree. The rain does not move the big tree. The big tree says, “Even the wind and the rain do not move me.” The plants say, “The wind blows us, and we shake. The rain pushes us down. But we do not fall.” Then big wind starts to blow. The plants shake even more. But the big tree does not move. The plants say, “Be careful, big tree! The wind is strong.” The big tree says, “I am a big tree. The wind does not move me.” Then a big gust of wind blows through the field. The wind pushes the big tree. The big tree falls to the ground. The end.
In this story, the rain comes, then the wind, and even bigger wind. The plants are small. But they move with the changes, so they do not fall.