Friday, August 7, 2009

le tortoise, und le hare: a few new items....

(pottery by Gary Rith)

The Tortoise and The Hare

There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.

Hare ran down the road for a while and then and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, "How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?"

Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, "There is plenty of time to relax."

Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.

The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.

Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.

After that, Hare always reminded himself, "Don't brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!"


Linda Starr said...

the tortoise and the hare look good and so does that snow.

Anonymous said...

OOOhhhh Love the bowls and colors on the Mugs! SWEET!

red dirt girl said...

i love the whimsy of your art, gary ....and all the fun stories you share with us! i think 'slow and steady' is a great motto for anyone to adopt !


Lynda said...

Oh, you know I have a list for you when I get back!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Story time with Gary!! :D