Sunday, July 14, 2013
Why do people throw out what they do? As I made my way home from my morning walk, I came upon these little fellas sitting in a box by the side of the road. "Please don't leave us here for someone less worthy to take home with them!" they bleated.
So, though they were not insignificant in weight, I obliged, and carried them the last mile to get them into our house.
Ever since, I've been researching everything from "Chinese porcelain" to "Chinese guardian goat" to my most desperate attempt to find something that probably doesn't exist, "Chinese foo goat." I finally gave up and investigated the symbolic meaning of goats, to see what might have brought them into our lives. Bill is a Capricorn, so that might be it, but goats also carry strong symbolism of independence, curiosity, seeking of heights (had to laugh about that one), and sacrifice (think "scape-"). Plus they make good little protectors, and they remind me of Doxie and Rolly. But what ARE those things in their mouths? One looks like a green key or a spoon; the other is, I think, a dagger. And these goats don't seem fierce, exactly, because they appear to be smiling happily while presenting their offerings.
I just hope the people discarding them didn't discover that they're really bad feng shui!