Forever is composed of nows.
~ Emily Dickinson
Enjoying the Moment
The snow and bitter cold have arrived and The Danbo Brothers stayed indoors today, possibly because they’ve been having some difficulties acquiring winter hats and scarves for their small and rather boxy heads. I wish I knew how to knit—I’d happily have knitted up some winter wear for the brothers by now if only I could.
I know the Danbo Brothers would have rather been outdoors today, but being indoors didn’t seem to dampen their spirits one bit. They hung around the kitchen this morning, intently watching my every move as I cooked up a belly-warming batch of roasted butternut squash soup. And early this afternoon I watched them as, curiously, they began to gather some of my books, a good number of them actually, dragging them one at a time off my bookshelf, down a long corridor and into the living room. I had no idea what they were up to.
It took several hours, four chopsticks and a whole lot of kitchen twine for them to somehow stack the books one atop the other into a precarious and wobbly tower, reaching half way up the living room wall, from the floor to the bottom of the window sill. They finished their undertaking just in time to climb up to the window and watch the setting sun, which apparently had been their goal all along. They were thoroughly delighted, both with themselves and with the beauty of the sunset. In fact, at that moment, these two little guys were probably two of the happiest souls on the planet. The Danbo Brothers really seem to know how to enjoy themselves.
“Happiness is not another place, but this place…
not for another hour, but this hour.”
~ Walt Whitman
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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