Not a fable:
Aesop’s Crow drops stones in water pitchers
thereby using tools to problem-solve.
Could crows similarly crack the Ukraine crisis?
They know how to study up & then get to the nub of an elusive challenge.
I do not know if Crows can put out fires; but if they could?
If they could, they wouldn’t use oil to douse the flames.
EX: A crow would not send weapons to Ukraine to fight pro-Moscow rebels.
Not a fable.
Little things I know: Parsley.
Hold bunch at an angle, run knife down side of stems, rotate and repeat.
Rosemary. Grip top of sprig with one hand and pinch stem with other.
Drag fingers down top to bottom & leaves pop off.
But I lack know-how w/ sage and thyme.
As does Putin:
Not sage enough to know how much t(hy)ime
he’s got to be reckless and unpredictable w/out all hell breaking loose.
NOT a little thing. I know.