October 06, 2008
(The Little Red Hen arrives right now in the Stig/Gort Forest (to be introduced soon in a later post)
In this extended moment,
extended by the moments in which this post is encountered
extended by what I am aware of bringing into this moment
from other moments,
trimmings & crumbs;
in this moment in which I have some awareness of elements
that I plan to get to in this post as the extended moment unfolds,
a moment that intersects other moments,
a moment extended by others also thinking of The Little Red Hen
(for I've assumed an unlikelihood that of all who know of The Little Red Hen
only I would consider this hen in this moment and any of its extensions;
indeed, when someone who knows The Little Red Hen before encountering this post,
that reader joins me in thought about The Little Red Hen,
and probably those unaware of the story
yet able in this moment of economic turmoil to embrace and construct and conjure
ideas, mental pictures, sounds of a little red hen
extend the hen.
Ah: a little red hen as a temporary center of a universe unfolding here
and intersecting others via a host of tines
such as a little red hen blog
where images from the story form a border at the head of the site whose subtitle is:
peace, politics, yarnlife after 60, tines that can retain relevance,
with what I plan to offer about The Little Red Hen
and with Gort and The Stig.
An(other) visual extension:
At Project Gutenberg, the Florence White Williams 1918 version may be read, copied, downloaded for free, in keeping with the terms that appear at the Project Gutenberg website.
The story maintains availability; is augmented with generous access (though not entirely unlimited, as internet access is necessary, and may not be available to everyone which includes those who do not [yet] read English); access fitting for some of what the story, as you will also see here if you keep reading, is about along several of its tines.
At Northwest Entrepreneur Network, you'll encounter Lessons from The Little Red Hen and a gesture of usefulness for the story that both extends and enhances my use of the hen, just as my use can extend and enhance those lessons.
Jean Kazez's In Living Color blog features a Little Red Hen post from October 2007 in which useful ethical questions
are raised. As of my typing this, there were no comments, but that can change, so if any of you care to comment on Jean's Little Red Hen post, please do so —and please do so while retaining your project as an anchor point for responding to The Little Red Hen and Jean's post and this post.