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Missing a Singular Sound and the Bray of Kindness
on 1 August 2010
From all points of the compass, as Thoreau once said, I found this book to be insightful. However, I was amazed that the author did not include in the gentle spirit of animals the humble and kind Donkey. Just how much these lovely equines permeate our spirit is incredible once you are aware and have studied them. In human history, theology, religion, literature, art they are there! And, from personal experience, they are the kindest beings I have ever met. So I believe too, mankind is on a path to empathy with our animal friends, but for me in particular, the Donkey leads the way. And, like Balaam's Donkey in the Old Testament, we too, will have a "reveal"ation and be lead by the example of the humble Donkey to the life of the spirit and the way of the heart. A website the author may look into is The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon, UK. And Some books the author may consider reading: "The Wisdom of Donkeys" by Andy Merrifield, any and all books by Dr. Elizabeth Svendsen, founder of The Donkey Sanctuary, and my newly published book "Opening Doors: An equilog of poetry about Donkeys", now globally available on Amazon! Thank you and high regard to the author. - Jenny B.