Tortoises and Hares, Part 2
In nearby Lagopolis, however,
The residents choose to forever
Race from here to there,
Because life for a hare
Is a fast-paced, hectic endeavor.
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Wikipedia says this fable is an old one, predating its earliest recorded form by Aesop, the storyteller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. See also festina lente, Latin for “make haste slowly” or “more haste, less speed.”