Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The dynamics of the species.....

If you enlarge the picture you will be able to see the writing more clearly.
“The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own.”
~
Eric Hoffer (American Writer - 1902-1983)

Do you think they are making some headway? I think I smell bread baking.

22 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh Denise! So beautiful! :-)
I need share this post with all my family and friends!May I?
You are so sensitive and creative!
God bless you
Léia

Kilauea Poetry said...

I like your happy 1st poem and this..this is so nice..just love it- I have a menagerie but I used to have way more which consisted of both families of ducks & geese!

Denise said...

Léia, thank you, please share this with anyone you want.

Regina Marie, I'm so happy you enjoyed them. I would love a menagerie and will one day.

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Soon they will be all sitting down to dinner together

diane said...

A lovely way to post an important message.

Barbara said...

Nicely done. Love the quote and how you incorporated it in you picture. Smiles to you B

Pacey said...

This is a funny and yet so wonderful post. I love the first photo with the captions on it. :)And is so true that we have to be in tune with ourselves first.

BTW, the little boy piss has a lot of stories that go with it, and I've also heard the version you have.

SandyCarlson said...

I am going to use that Hoffer quote at school. I loved, and needed, this post. Thanks.

Mojo said...

Hmm... Well the swan hasn't ripped the duck's head off yet, that's a start. They're beastly strong!

Let us know how it works out won't you?

jeannette St.G. said...

Well, they seem to get acquainted:), but they're still on their guard...it seems.

George said...

If the duck and swan can get along to bake bread, don't you think we (people) can get along with each other?

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a great post! :-)

Denise said...

Cactus Jack Splash, that is my hope :)

Diane, thank you.

Barbara, thank you too.

Pacey, thank you for letting me know.

Sandy, I am so glad you are going to be sharing it with your school.

Mojo, ouch ;) In my universe they are going to get along just fine.

Jeannette, yes it's still a tenuous relationship but the longest journey .....

George, I remain forever hopeful!
Wouldn't that be a fantastic place to be? One day!

2sweetnsaxy, thank you.

Gattina said...

How cute and sooooo true !!

Kay said...

It's all so true, isn't it? It just takes that one little first step. I love how you illustrated this. Beautiful!

SweetPeaSurry said...

He he ... that is super cute! And it makes ya think, doesn't it?

antigoni said...

Very funny post, Denise. It's so nice to have good neighbours. For humans, too.

Eve said...

Beautiful posts Denise. Happy Spring.

Connie said...

Nice ducks picture. I take pictures of them when I see them. A couple of years ago we saw a bunch of ducks and we were giving them bread. My husband asked if they would bite him. I said no, they won't. Then he handed one a piece of bread and it bit him. I made a video of it if you want to watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcXQD3Yfqz4

Margaret Cloud said...

What a clever idea and I really like your poem. I think ducks are like some people they like to squabble, we do get along with our neighbors, they are great people. Have a nice day.

Becca's Dirt said...

This is my first visit to your blog and am looking forward to following you. I just love the animals - the duck is so cute and so friendly.

ramblingwoods.com said...

This is a wonderfully creative post...