Sunday, January 1, 2012

1 Jan 2012 - Waking the sun every morning - Maree

Artemis waking the Sun every morning at 4am on our smallholding in Tarlton, South Africa (or so all our other farm animals believe!)



"Chanticleer is a proud rooster whose singing wakes the sun every morning (or so the other farm animals believe). His singing keeps the other animals happy and the farm free from downpours. However, one morning, Chanticleer is attacked by a rooster sent by the "Grand Duke of Owls". Chanticleer wins, but forgets to crow and the sun rises without his singing (it is not greatly hinted, but it is believed the Duke raised the sun with his powers as a means to help his plans of getting rid of Chanticleer). The other animals reject him and drive him out of the farm, causing a perpetual rainstorm and the beginning of the Grand Duke's reign of terror on the farm."
- From Edmond Rostand's comedy, Chantecler

Here's wishing everybody a beautiful sunrise every morning in the years to come and may your 2012 be filled with LOVE, JOY and INSPIRATION!


8 comments:

  1. Lovely rooster, Maree.And now I want to know how the story of Chanticleer ends.

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  2. Cock-a-doodle-doo ... and a Happy New Year to you too. Artemis is wonderful!

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  3. Thank you Kathryn! Besides going to watch the play, you can read the plot summary here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chantecler_%28play%29 - enjoy!

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  4. Thanks a lot Elva, Happy New Year to you too!

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  5. Happy New Year to you Maree, and to Artemis and his family. I'm working on a short story about a grandmother who always sang first thing in the morning (sort of a human Chanticleer). I've titled it "Singing Up the Sun." Gotta love these coincidences.

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  6. Thank you Paula! Your story sounds lovely a singing grandmother! Would love to read it some day! And a Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  7. Thanks Jan, I'll let him know!

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