We have a new donkey friend, a neighbor up the street. I love donkeys, and the drive to the Orchid Ranch to visit our favorite burrow is ten miles away. Not that Alahambre isn't worth going the distance.
But it is a real treat to have a juvenile donkey in the neighborhood. The first time Elliot and I saw this young Jerusalem donkey, he was focused intently on a goal. Food. With his long snout poked through the mesh wire, he tried to snag a hardy weed outside the border.
We welcomed him with a fanfare of love, and he stopped weeding, stood up straight, and took a good, long look at us. Our eyes were locked in a gaze that seemed to go far beyond time and space.
Then, the energy shifted in a surprising long drawn out BRAY! An overflowing burst of heartfelt cheer.
Imagine how wonderful the world would be if we met each other eye to eye at the heart level.
For fun, I looked up the symbolism. "Be wise but humble in a new opportunity. People are noticing you so you don't need to promote yourself. Stubbornness can hinder."
And, I can't forget our dear old friend, Alahambre, who taught me to choose love over fear and not be afraid to pet his welcoming snout. Love is always the answer.
Enjoy your day with the Angels. The best is yet to be.
Love and peace,
Ref. Animal-Speak Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews