2019 Reserve Zinfandel 206
206 The SCORPION and the FROG
A Scorpion came across a great River during his travels, and asked a nearby Frog to ferry him across. “But how can I trust you won’t sting me”? The Frog asked. “Because then I, too, would die,” the Scorpion responded simply. Satisfied, the Frog allowed the Scorpion to board his back. As they approached the rushing streams, the Frog cried out in agony — he had been stung. Paralyzed, they both began to sink. “Why?” he croaked out. “I must, it is my nature,” the Scorpion said, falling beneath the current.
One cannot escape their true nature.