I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup. ~Wendell Berry
Friday, November 18, 2011
Problems - I got 'em.
But what I also have
And a problem,
once told to a goat
just refuses to stay a problem.
Goats don't judge you, they always keep a secret,
and they gently and curiously nuzzle any tears away
while murmuring sweet nothings in the ear they are trying to find.
Goats do not ignore you and are perpetually at your side when you are working
in case you need their help.
They are happy to do whatever you ask of them
as long as it intermittently involves treats or back scratching.
They, in turn, offer butt rubs and back massages
that you don't even have to ask for.
Goats don't turn their noses up at things you offer them.
No matter what it is, they will at least take it off your hands for you.
When you are feeling silly or playful, goats are more than willing to join in.
A mere push on the forehead can send a goat rearing like Tonto
in an effort to get you to "just try that again".
All one needs to live happily with goats is an open heart,
a good pair of steel-toed shoes,
and a commitment to care for them.