Snow in Tel Aviv

It did not snow in Tel Aviv in the past few days, yet it was freezing cold.

Inspired by the cold, Shlomo Artzi in his column quoted the following life lesson:

Once there was a bird that waited too long to fly south for the winter. It got caught in a winter storm and landed on a fence in a field to rest, the weather came in colder and colder until the poor bird fell off the fence into the snow. The bird was certain it was going to die until a passing cow shit on its head, the dung warmed it up and started thawing the snow. The bird was so happy that it was going to going to survive that it emerged out of the dung and began to sing. A fox which passed by heard the bird singing, picked it out of the cow shit, and ate it.

The moral of the story?

Not everyone that shits on you is your enemy.

Not everyone who digs you out of shit is your friend.

And when you’re in deep shit, keep your head down and your mouth shut

#snow #fox #cow #bird #café #fablabs #telaviv #wisdom #singing


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