As usual not long ago, which means last night before I sleep I was reviewing my thoughts and revisiting the fables my elders told me in school and at home… One story facinated me particularly yesterday because most of my day went in strategising about the networking and using new medium to leverage for self and clients.
Once, as a lion lay sleeping in his den, a naughty little mouse ran up his tail, and onto his back and up his mane and danced and jumped on his head …
…so that the lion woke up.
The terrified mouse, shaking and trembling, begged the lion to let him go. ‘Please don’t eat me Your Majesty! I did not mean to wake you, it was a mistake. I was only playing. Please let me go – and I promise I will be your friend forever. Who knows but one day I could save your life?’
The lion looked at the tiny mouse and laughed. ‘You save my life? What an absurd idea!’ he said scornfully. ‘But you have made me laugh, and put me into a good mood again, so I shall let you go.’ And the lion opened his claws and let the mouse go free.
‘Oh thank you, your majesty,’ squeaked the mouse, and scurried away as fast as he could.