Monday, January 24, 2011

Zen Monday: #130


Students of Zen learn through experience.

Please experience the photo and tell us, in the comments, what you have learned.

(Your first Zen Monday? Just have fun.)

31 comments:

Pascal Jim said...

Kemo Sabe, say what horse doing on top of barn? Lone Ranger hit bottle of firewater?

Mister Earl said...

Horse prepares for his first dumpster dive.

Robin said...

This reminds of that line from the movie, "O Brother Where Art Thou".."You will see a cow on a cotton house".

Katie said...

Those birdies are singing "We've been through the dumpster on a horse with no mane".

Margaret said...

And eveyone thought Santa used reindeer.

Steven said...

Mr. Ed, the talking horse says to his pals Heckel and Jeckel, "Boys let's head to the bar for a drink. The highballs are on me."

Trish said...

Kemo Sabe...what say you about "stone-faced" brother on top of roof with pecking birds? You once tell me old brothers go to glue-factory...is this the first stop at factory---frozen statue, THEN glue making?

Trish said...

of course, after looking at it a little longer...considering how nervous some horses are about jumping---

running thru its head---uhm,maybe if I just stay realllllly still, someone will come help me because...my choices are---jump on the chicken coop, jump all the way to then ground or jump on the dumpster... noooo, noooo, nooo, I'll just stay RIIIGHT here and let the birds peck at me, laaa, laaaa, laaaa, laaa, hey wait, do horses sing? I dunno, but I'm going to pretend to until someone gets me DOOOOOOOOOOWN!

Bellis said...

"I want to go home to Montana," said Brown Beauty.

"We'll show you the way," said the three birds. "It's not far if you fly. First you have to climb up somewhere high."

"OK," Beauty said, "I'm on the roof. What next?"

"Now just open your wings and launch yourself into the air. OPEN YOUR WINGS!! FLAP YOUR WINGS NOW!!!! WHERE ARE YOUR WINGS.......?"

To be continued...(and there's a happy ending.)

TheChieftess said...

"A horse is a horse of course, of course..."

Speedway said...

For years, Harv had heard tales from old birds about the legendary chestnut tree. Sadly, the closest he could find was an old plastic sorrel.

Cafe Pasadena said...

I always wanted to know what KB did with her horses after they did their time with her.

Speedway said...

After an interminable cattle call, one half of the guest cast has been found for the "Musicians of Bremen" segment of "Glee." They're fighting like cats and dogs over the remaining roles.

Pascal Jim said...

Bellis...This for old tyme folks...

WESTERN AIR LINES,........

(Talking Bird on Tail of Plane)

"THE ONLY WAY TO FLY"

Airline out of business in the late 50's, Absorbed by Pacific Southwest (PSA), absorbed by Southwest.

Isn't that absorbing?

Susan Campisi said...

A horse is a horse, of course, of course... Until he becomes a bird.

Chieftess got me started.

1ondoncalling said...

This is too Zen...
I don't get it...

Clifford Beshers said...

Looks like a tin roof.

Craig Daniels said...

We are reminded, cherished childhood possessions mirror life becoming feed for a rusted dumpster as change rolls into the next moment.

TheChieftess said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LanCLS_hIo4

Susan kept me going!!!

"Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:"

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!
"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."


More lyrics: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/bob+marley/#share

Rip said...

"stupid birds. Not everyone has wings."

Speedway said...

Old wive's tale come to life on roof:
"One white foot, buy him
Two white feet, try him
Three white feet, deny him
Four white feet, and a white nose,
Cut off his hide and feed him to the crows."
...in this case, pigeons.

alex said...

if you drive through East LA (esp Boyle Heights), you can see several gigantic plastic chickens atop the carnicerias in that 'hood. i guess in the Dena, cows reign supreme.

altadenahiker said...

I guess beggers will ride.

Ms M said...

Symbiosis??
Some of these are so funny! "A horse with no mane...."!

Anonymous said...

The horse goes neigh
The sheep goes baa
Three little birds go la la la.

Trish said...

I don' think we in Kansas anymore Kemosabe!

Trish said...

and Pascal Jim...Western was around into the mid80's when Delta finally bought them and took over.

Petrea said...

Great Zen Monday. I love the subtle references to great theater and horses of a different color.

Welcome to the new commenters! Thank you for joining in.

And a big welcome to the city kids who don't know the difference between horses and cows. Though to be honest, I think technically I took this photo inside the LA city limits.

TheChieftess said...

Three Little Birds

Trying again!!!

Thanks Mr E!!!

Pascal Jim said...

Trish,
Thank you for correction. Typo error, of course...

Shell Sherree said...

High ho, Silver.