Posted by: Naomi Baltuck | May 16, 2019

All Things Are Connected

Writing Between the Lines

The chief of a certain village had many advisors.

If there was something he wanted done, he would order it done, and it would be done. “Is it a good thing?” the chief would ask. Whether it was a wise decision or no, his counselors always agreed.  Those who did not were beaten.  There was one counselor who never said ‘yes’ and never said ‘no.’  This counselor would consider the matter and reply, “All things are connected.”


The village was located at the edge of the marsh.  At night when the chief couldn’t sleep, he became aware of the noisy croaking of the frogs.  Once it came to his attention, he found himself listening for it each night.  The sound annoyed him so much he ordered all the frogs killed.


“Do you agree with my plan?” he asked.  His counselors all agreed, except for the one, who warned, “All things are connected.”…

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  1. And now what we need are some of the wise in the government.

  2. This is so good. So true, so charmingly illustrated and told. I am glad that we are connected!

  3. Can we learn? 🐸 I can appreciate the l the leaders frustration with noisy frogs But that’s a bit overreaction.

  4. I fear that those that have the power to change the course we are set on will be the last to die out. Then evolution will start over again and maybe the new inhabitants of our world will do a better job.

    • Dear Roy, It is very sad, and I fear you might be right. We can’t give up trying, and I hope that in 2020, we elect more responsible people, who have to good of the nation and the entire world as a goal.


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