G is for Giggle
Here’s what I see in this collage: The rabbit is giggling because it sees the bigger picture. The man is so annoyed at the rabbit, probably because it had wreaked havoc his garden, that he is unaware of the wolf on his roof.
I can remember watching a bunny nibble all the pansy blossoms in my garden and I was helpless to do anything because I was nursing a baby. If I got up and shooed the rabbit away, I would have disturbed the baby. So I just watched as the rabbit hopped, lippity-lippity, from plant to plant, nibbling away my pretties.
Sometimes, though, we can be so distracted by the little problem that we miss a bigger one — like the wolf preparing to head down the chimney.
The bunny thinks it’s funny.
The man can’t get over his annoyance — and that makes him clueless.
help me to keep little things in proper perspective
so that I can be aware of what’s most expedient.
Background from Mother Night by Denys Cazet
House and wolf from The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf illustrated by Keiko Motoyama
Man in the window from A Boy Who Wants a Dinosaur by Hiawyn Oram and Satoshi Kitamura
Rabbit and bushes are from two different books, but I don’t remember which ones.