Shadowed Fables (2 of 6): The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes is the story of a fox, that when confronted with an insurmountable task, decides to speak badly of it. This was the first shadow box I created in the Shadowed Fables series.

Why I chose it:
It’s an important reminder that attitude is everything. It’s easy to speak ill of what one cannot achieve – to make it seem as though it’s a worthless task, but a poor attitude like that gets you nowhere. I’d rather try to figure out a way than waste energy actively thinking less of something.

Origami fox, foliage, and grapes in a shadow box

One hot summer’s day, a fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch.

“Just the things to quench my thirst,” [said the fox].

Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success.

Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying:

“I am sure they are sour.”

Story source:


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