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The Rooster and the Stone

Translation into English Greg Suffanti After a fable from Aesop and De La Fontaine, vijfde boek, fabel XVIII[1] [1] Jean de La Fontaine (nagevolgd door J.J.L. ten Kate) – De fabelen van La Fontaine – Amsterdam, Gebroeders Binger, 1875? (1e druk). Geïllustreerd met platen en vignetten door Gustave Doré. Annelie van Steenbergen, text and images. …

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Binnie Took the Biscuit

International Rescue: Binnie Sharon Smallbone, text and photo I’ve found myself caught in some ridiculous situations trying to help animals. But the Binnie saga probably took the biscuit. I was walking the dogs round the dirt track near my house and, unusually, I had to turn back and retrace my steps. If I remember rightly …

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Sex, Yes Naturally!

It’s the woman who chooses… By Machteld Roede Translated into English by Greg Suffanti All images from my personal archives unless otherwise noted. A Red-Hot Hangover In his column in the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, Sander Donkers recently wrote about  a red Tomcat ‘who mounted females whenever he felt like it’. However, it is the …

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The Journey of the Soul

The Seven Raven A Fairy Tale from the Brothers Grimm Retold and translated by Heidi Muijen and Greg Suffanti Once upon a time there was a husband and wife who had seven sons. They were very happy, but their joy was even greater when they finally had a daughter. However, she was particularly delicate and …

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Free as a Bird

The Bird and the Golden Cage Taken from an ancient story and proverb Retold by Nivedita Yohana There was once a beautiful singing bird adopted by a lonely and caring woman who loved it and pampered it in any way she could think of. The woman had been walking in the woods one day near …

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As Soft as a Titmouse…

What do the Birds in our neighbourhood teach us? by Ellen Grootoonk — translation into English by Greg Suffanti On the Meeting Day 2021 Ellen Grootoonk introduced the theme Wisdom of the Birds to the QFWF by means of her Shamanistic Drums Shamanic journey at the QFWF Meeting Day 2021 I am curious what the …

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