The Leaf and the Statue
August 4, 2009, by Homme De Sept-Iles
A Canadien and a Leaf were discussing the relative historic strength of Canadiens and Leafs in general. The Leaf contended that he and his fellows were stronger than Canadiens by reason of their greater intelligence and guts. “Come now with me,” he cried, “and I will soon prove that I am right.”
So he took him into the public gardens and showed him a bronzed statue of Leaf hero Darryl Sittler overcoming former Hab Ken Dryden and scoring a fine goal five-hole.
“That is all very well,” said the Canadien, “but proves nothing, for it was a Leaf who made the statue.”
Moral: We can easily represent things as we wish them to be.
Adapted from Aesop’s Fables