Author: Blog Monster Doug
I just framed a painting I was given from my trip to Bhutan — it illustrates a story called The Four Friends (which is very famous in that wonderful country). I was reminded how much I liked this tale and was inspired to make some sketches so that I could share it with you.
Here is the story as it was told to me:
There were once four friends — a peacock, a rabbit, a monkey and an elephant. They were hungry so they decided to work together to grow a fruit tree.
The Monkey fertilized it
Unfortunately once the tree finally bore fruit no one was tall enough to pluck it off the branch.
The friends all cooperated by stacking on top of each other to get what they had worked so hard to grow.
This story is well loved for a lot of reasons and I have not done it justice.
Upon reflection it makes me thankful for all the people that have influenced my life. I am very grateful for all of them and how they have helped me try to reach my fruit.
Here is the painting that I talked about at the beginning. It’s hanging on my wall now: