Monday, September 6, 2010
Milking Cows - A Metaphor for Life?
However, at times the cows were placid, cooperative and a pleasure to work with. They all had names and in spite of their erratic behaviors we had an affection for them. There was always some sadness when they outlived their usefulness and were sent off to slaughter.
So how is milking cows a metaphor for life? In life we suffer setbacks and annoyances. The tail swish in the face or the step on our toes. Likewise we often go through stages of placid existence with very satisfying relationships among family and friends. We can enjoy our existence, usefulness and peace. And we can cope with our grief of loss when the life journey is over for a loved one knowing they have lived a productive and meaningful life. Those good folks that deliver the milk of human kindness.