A Fable Alludes to you is written by Hans Christian Anderson in his book of Fairytales; and told the story of a dog finding itself between two hills, with a monastery at the top of each hill.
The monasteries will ring their bells to announce meals being served and a hungry dog, on its way up a hill, would hear the bell from the next hill. It would climb down the hill it was already on to make its way up the other hill.
What happened to the silly dog was that it found itself climbing halfway up a hill, then turning back to go up the other hill. It did that a few times; eventually, meal time was over and the hungry dog found itself with no food to eat.
I was trying to make a personal decision with regards to my work situation soon after graduating from NAFA. Wanting to continue making artworks, while also having to earn living expenses and try to rent a studio to work in had created much conflict. The story fittingly described my dilemma back in time.