When I was a child, my mother read to me every day before I took a nap. Now I have a grandson who likes me to read to him. So I chose a story book on “Aesop’s Fables” because they cleverly teach life lessons in the story.
Last week I was reading, “The Donkey in the Lion Skin.” This is it: “A donkey found a Lion’s skin and dressed himself up in it. Then he went about frightening everyone he met, for the all thought him to be a lion, men and beasts alike, and took to their heels when they saw him coming. Elated by the success of his trick, he loudly brayed in triumph (as donkeys do).
“A fox heard him and recognized him for the donkey he was and said to him ‘Oh, my friend, its you, is it? I too should have been afraid if I hadn’t heard your voice.’”
Apparently Aesop knew people like Donald Trump, because the lesson was, “No disguise will hide one’s true character.”
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Joseph M. Reichert, Belleville