Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rafer's reminder: stop and smell the flowers!




An English proverb says:

If the first thing you hear in the morning is a donkey bray, make a wish and it will come true.


Now I know why life is better with donkeys!

10 comments:

CharlieHorse said...

What a beautiful picture !! Yesterday I tried capturing a picture of Cookie from the dandelions' perspective...but she ATE them !!

Does it have to be "your" donkey's braying, or can anyone make a wish? I just love this !! The odds are much better than "wishing upon a star" me-thinks :)

Beth and Cookie,
in Virginia

Grey Horse Matters said...

Great picture! I love the proverb, of course it has to be true how could it not with those sweet little guys around.

billie said...

Given that it's almost a certainty that a donkey will bray at breakfast time, especially if you're a few minutes late, the potential for wishes is endless... :)

I think it can be any donkey. I should set up an audio cam in the mornings and broadcast it here.

billie said...

Arlene, I know - they are too sweet not to also bring good fortune with them. :)

jme said...

he couldn't be sweeter! waking up to that every morning... seems like the wish may have already come true :-)

Rising Rainbow said...

He looks so sweet with flowers all around his face.

I never heard this saying before but broadcasting it would be fun. We could all get wishes going.

ponymaid said...

Absolutely true, straight from the donkey's mouth!

billie said...

j, I remember after we went out west a few years back I read Brighty of the Grand Canyon to my children, and we all commented that we wished we had a little donkey. My daughter drew a lovely picture of a donkey that I framed and hung in our old house, and again when we moved here. It looks exactly like Rafer Johnson, and whenever I see it, I think how it foreshadowed reality.

billie said...

MiKael, I wish I'd been able to record this morning's braying session. It's not often they both get going, but they did, and the number of wishes that could have been made would be staggering!

billie said...

Sheaffer, I knew you would confirm. :)