Imagination is all you need to write a fable. A good deal of imagination! And when you’re grown up you need a really good excuse to write one: my excuse has a name, it is called Emma. Emma: she needs to do her homework, that is, to write a fable conveying a moral. Grab all lose all: I keep repeating myself when I find a parking lot that is way too far from my destination. – this is why I park my car right before a turn or on the zebra crossing or against the dust bins. Anyway, this is the introduction to today’s fable, whether there will be more, I don’t know, we’ll see… I might have a second good excuse.
THE MILLIPEDE AND THE SNAIL
(All characters and events appearing in this work are entirely fictional)
Once upon a time there was a millipede. He was always complaining about his lack of shoes. One day, his friend the snail, tired of his constant complaining, asked him how many shoes he possessed. The millipede, annoyed by such silly question, snorted and said: “What would you know about shoes? You have only one foot to slide on and a horrible house you are forced to carry on your back!” The snail smiled and went away. Once alone, the millipede thought of his incapacity to reply, because he had never counted his shoes before. He then emptied his wardrobe and took all his shoes out in the garden. “They are merely over a thousand” he said “I think I’ll go to the market and buy some more “. The millipede went to the market and bought four new pair of shoes, but on his way back it started to rain. The millipede tried to run as fast as he could, he had to go and save his shoes he had left in the garden, but his desperate rush was useless: the treasure he had never been able to appreciate before, was now ruined. His friend the snail under her sheltering home was watching the scene and could not help but laugh.
Jacket: FACE TO FACE
Boots: MIU MIU
Eyewear: STELLA MCCARTNEY