Donkey kisses have to be taken. They are not given. But they are soft as cotton wool. They come with liquid brown eyes that look at you with mischief. Eyes that, inspite of it all forgive the wrongs done to them by human ignorance. So gently, and with great care, take a donkey kiss. And consider it a benediction.Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life by Mary McEvoy
Background on these photos: I took them in Chefchaoen, Morocco in 2009 when I went there. Seeing this donkey carrying the heavy weight of human cruelty on him devastated me. I wish I could have lifted it for him. 😦 Remember to be kind to animals, it is our default setting and it is elevating our minds and bodies to our better selves.
Read more: Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life by Mary McEvoy
An enchanting book filled with rich and nourishing insights and micro stories that speaks in a universal and relatable way about how we can appreciate everyday beauty of the world. McEvoy talks about the various different small miracles that occur to give hope, light and comfort in an ever-increasingly fraught and fractured world. This book came along at the right time for me and I devoured it. This is a perfect night time reference book for when you are too tired to pick up a novel or some non-fiction that requires brain power.
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Love that little prose at the start. And Yes to kindness…
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