Mulla Nasrudin

Limits of perception

   Carrying some cocks to a certain place, Nasrudin thought he would let
them out for a little, allowing them to walk part of the way. They started
to wander in all directions, pecking at the earth.
   ‘O fools!’ shouted Nasrudin. ‘You know when it is going to be sunrise;
how is it that you cannot even understand where I am going?’