The Mountain and the Squirrel

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mountain and the squirrel
Had a quarrel,
And the former called the latter
“Little prig.”
Bun replied,
You are doubtless very big;
But all sorts of things and weather
Must be taken in together
To make up a year
And a sphere.
And I think it no disgrace
To occupy my place.
If I’m not so large as you,
You are not so small as I,
And not half so spry:
I’ll not deny you make
A very pretty squirrel track.
Talents differ; all is well and wisely put;
If I cannot carry forests on my back,
Neither can you crack a nut.

Will we see you this weekend, Friend? We sure do hope so. We’d like to say our talent is making some tasty beer, which we will serve you on this cold day by the toasty fire. There’s some fine pizza to enjoy with that beer. So come sit by the fire with us and contemplate Ralph Waldo Emerson’s timely and true words with our founder, Jason Aamodt.

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