We do not boast of big things where I live. It is not the six lanes going in one direction, tall buildings, or big statues of cities that inspire us. We are mostly laid back people who delight in what we have and who we are. Our roads are coffee table books that inspire, rocking chairs that fit, tables of food that satisfy. They are beautiful flower gardens, museums of the past, examples of industry, and vacation for rest. We know what we have because we put thinking into our looking.
Come with me. Peer through the trees. Sit at the edge of your seat as we weave through the hills. Take a deep breath. Think about what you see, since you might only see it once. This is our life. Enjoy it.
Better to have an extra sled than to lose all your empty jugs
Worn out in a beautiful setting is still worn out
Two lanterns are not in the dark when night approaches
The tourist sees an antique can, country folk see a milk can, the farmer sees a cow in the can
Hope believes that there will be one more drop
Today’s necessities for yesterday’s lifestyle
It is nothing to quack about if you cannot afford a guard dog
Watching tourists awakens horse sense
Not all trees must become furniture
And when they finished reading the old classic Animal Farm, they left without a backward glance