Seeking short Fables / Parables about love, relationships, death and loss of friends.
April 8, 2012 11:59 PM   Subscribe

Seeking short Fables / Parables about love, relationships, death and loss of friends.

Going through a bad breakup and a death of a best friend at the same time. I always loved reading Fables as a kid and find them comforting. So if you know of any pls post away.

Cheers!
posted by audio to Human Relations (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
A fairly well known one about the Buddha: The Mustard Seed.
posted by crocomancer at 3:43 AM on April 9, 2012


I personally love, love, loved Hector and the Search for Happiness. There's other books in the series too, but they are very simple/easy to read, are fun stories, but pack a big parable punch.
posted by floweredfish at 5:50 AM on April 9, 2012


Gods, I went through that 2 years ago. The combination was pretty devastating at the time. I wish you healing and peace.

I didn't find any fables that helped me deal with the death of one of my best and oldest friends, though I do think a lot about Rumi's poem Mouse and Frog.

http://integrationcoach.wordpress.com/2006/08/28/intimacy-a-rumi-poem/
posted by ottergrrl at 6:00 AM on April 9, 2012


Not a fable per se (sorry), but when I was in a similar situation I found great comfort in this poem.

Be patient with yourself. It takes time.
posted by griselda at 9:46 AM on April 9, 2012


This is my favorite parable to think about when a loved one has passed on.

http://home.comcast.net/~jackmcleod/Parable.htm
posted by sybarite09 at 5:18 AM on April 11, 2012


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