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Friday, August 10, 2018

A Plethora of Roosters or a Peep of Chickens?



Not a flight of swallows or a murder of crows--not a siege of herons or a gaggle of geese....
Nor an exaltation of larks or a dole of doves but perhaps a plethora of roosters....

A month ago, we had a few roosters decorating our kitchen. I have this idea that the rooster is an image of forgiveness. So much so, that I wrote a short book about it, called The Fifth Commandment. In my short novella, rooster symbolism abounds. If you haven’t read it, then please click here.

Originally, we had one big rooster on the top shelf that my husband painted, and two old ones on the second shelf.  Both of the smaller ones were gifts. Then, at the end of July, my artistic friend Melodie gave me a gray, wooden hen. She painted it with, what now I believe, are alluring red flowers. Guess these roosters saw her coming, because a few days later my kitchen underwent a transformation.
See that gray hen on the right?

Within a couple of days--as if they spent every night awake--they reproduced! (Another friend brought us a box teeming with feathered fowl.) Now, I have an entire farm of roosters and every time I glance up at that shelf, I wonder.
What just happened? 
Does this mean I'm forgiven? 


12 comments:

  1. One more and they'll launch Operation World Chicken Domination.

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    1. Melodie just told me that her hen would be too old for this kind of nonsense. Hmmm.

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  2. I love when items just start to appear out of thin air. Maybe they are a form of forgiveness.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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  3. A rooster crowing at five o'clock in the morning outside your window is not forgiveness, nor is a nice big Coq au Vin on your table! I've been chased by enough roosters on the small farm I grew up on to know that Foghorn Leghorn is real! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LCsiWL6gn0

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    1. Awe. Better than being chased by lions, I guess.😁

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  4. It means your entire kitchen will be rooster themed very soon...

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  5. Collections are fun. Mine tend to center on holidays--Santas, snowmen, pumpkins... however I also collect rocks, which my husband has put up with all these years. (: Nice collection. You may find you'll need a second room if these chickens decide to double and triple again!

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    1. Is there a chicken contraceptive, by chance? Lol
      Holiday collections are wonderful because they are only out for a month. I have to love my roosters!!

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  6. I love your roosters, Eve.

    I collect Minions.

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