The Great Big Pumpkin Project
The Danbo Brothers have been spending their days outdoors since the leaves started to turn several weeks ago so I haven’t seen much of them lately. But yesterday morning they turned up again, this time with a smiling delivery man in tow carrying a heavy box which he deposited on my kitchen table. He unloaded several large pumpkins, bid the Danbos a cheery goodbye and quickly departed.
The two brothers spent the whole of the morning meticulously inspecting each pumpkin, making notes, scratching cryptic sketches in a small notebook and whispering back and forth to each other. I love the way they focus so single-mindedly upon the task at hand.
A World Of Possibility
It took the Danbo Brothers all day to finish their handiwork on the pumpkins. They managed the project all by themselves (except for the one time I rescued Little Danbo from the gooey clutches of several long stringy strands of pumpkin slime he somehow got inextricably mired in as he worked diligently on hollowing out the inside of a pumpkin).
I have no idea how these two little guys do the things they do. But I believe their success is due entirely to the fact that, for the Danbos, the concept “impossible” does not seem to exist. In their world, anything is possible. My suspicions about their philosophy were confirmed when I came across a small scrap of paper one day with a handwritten quote copied out in Little Danbo’s neat and tiny script:
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.
Impossible is nothing.”
~ Muhammad Ali
Whatever their beliefs, the infectious, fiercely independent and happy nature of the Danbo Brothers makes them a joy to be around. Its nice to have them back from the woods.
To find out who the Danbo Brothers are and how they came into my life, check out my previous post: Meet the Danbo Brothers.
For more Danbo Adventures, see The Danbo Brothers Category
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