I've read some good parables here. Now you have to understand that I don't buy into organised religion, or Christianity as such, but some of Angry Jesus' parable have a weird kind of truth to them. Crows seem to be a constant in his writing. I think that he uses them as a metaphor for the view of the masses, the public at large, the great unwashed - the group described by many names. Albanians use the words "shumë njerëz", which has a nice ring to my ears.
The parable of the talents demonstrates, I think, that a servant (read 'son' here) who has let his master (read 'father') down by not investing his money still instinctively tries to protect him from the shumë njerëz.
I guess that message touches me somewhere down low.