The Danbo Brothers Enjoy a Sunset


Forever is composed of nows.
~ Emily Dickinson

Enjoying the Moment

The snow and bitter cold have arrived and The Danbo Brothers stayed indoors today, possibly because they’ve been having some difficulties acquiring winter hats and scarves for their small and rather boxy heads. I wish I knew how to knit—I’d happily have knitted up some winter wear for the brothers by now if only I could.

I know the Danbo Brothers would have rather been outdoors today, but being indoors didn’t seem to dampen their spirits one bit. They hung around the kitchen this morning, intently watching my every move as I cooked up a belly-warming batch of roasted butternut squash soup. And early this afternoon I watched them as, curiously, they began to gather some of my books, a good number of them actually, dragging them one at a time off my bookshelf, down a long corridor and into the living room. I had no idea what they were up to.

It took several hours, four chopsticks and a whole lot of kitchen twine for them to somehow stack the books one atop the other into a precarious and wobbly tower, reaching half way up the living room wall, from the floor to the bottom of the window sill. They finished their undertaking just in time to climb up to the window and watch the setting sun, which apparently had been their goal all along. They were thoroughly delighted, both with themselves and with the beauty of the sunset. In fact, at that moment, these two little guys were probably two of the happiest souls on the planet. The Danbo Brothers really seem to know how to enjoy themselves.

 “Happiness is not another place, but this place…
not for another hour, but this hour.”

~ Walt Whitman


Danbo_WelcomeOPT2To find out who the Danbo Brothers are and how they came into my life, check out my previous post: Meet the Danbo Brothers.





000122477712For more Danbo Adventures, see The Danbo Brothers Category








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All photographs by madlyinlovewithlife: © 2012 madlyinlovewithlife

20 thoughts on “The Danbo Brothers Enjoy a Sunset

  1. It is true, they must appreciate this moment the brothers Danbo, they are happy to see the beautiful sunset. I wish long adventures with the Danbo brothers. Have a good Sunday. Herve

  2. I love your stories, so lucky to have those two in your life :) Such fun! Oh, and thanks so much for still visiting me on Flickr! Miss your photos!

    • Thanks, Diane. These two little guys do keep my life fun! I really enjoy seeing your photos Flickr. I’ve been thinking of posting a few photos on Flickr again, so maybe I”ll “see you there!”. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend! :))

    • Very true, France! The Danbos will definitely need some winter wear if they want to play outside all day in the cold. Maybe I’ll have to take up knitting. It is a wonderful thing to do in the winter. :))

  3. I just love your Danbo Brother series — it’s so original, fun, and yet sweetly melancholic (or at least it feels that way to me), too. Please keep them coming! :)

  4. Absolutely magnificent. And I am so happy that the tower of books did not collapse. I’m sure the sunset was a reward well worth the risk, but I couldn’t even breath until you assured me they were all right. I also took the time to check out their back-story, and now I know why they never answer me when I ask them telepathic questions. The Danbos are Japanese and don’t understand my English. It’s such a relief, I thought they they just didn’t like me. I’ll sleep much better tonight. Read you later.

  5. What a wonderfully written story Jeannie..I know how the the Danbos feel about the weather. It’s too cold for me too! :)) Have a great SUNday my friend.

  6. The Danbo Bros. are cuties for sure! We are being hit with the cold weather here in the Chicago area, too, Jeannie. Right now the snow is swirling around, but not yet sticking. I always enjoy your stories and especially your photos, even if I don’t comment very often. Speaking of which, I always appreciate the sweet comments you leave me. I think you might be the only one who reads my blog at all! But that’s ok. Have a great Sunday!

    • Hello Lis! Thank you so much for your comment. And no worries ever about how often you visit or comment on my blog! It’s all just for fun! And I know for sure that there are at least two people who read your blog—my partner also enjoys your blog posts. He especially loves your photo captions and your witty and fun sense of humour! Have a happy day! ~ Jeannie :))

  7. Hello Jeannie!
    Awww, this story made me smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s the perfect way to start off the week! Once again, I love the can-do attitude of this dynamic duo, and how they never fail to appreciate being in the moment. I love how you captured them watching the sunset (I agree, it’s wise to enjoy nature from inside every now and then!) and as someone else commented, I also feel a sweet melancholy whenever I see their photos and follow their adventures. Sort of like how I feel when reading Wind in the Willows :)

    I hope you and your partner also have a perfect start to the week, my friend!
    Takami :))

    • Hello, Takami! Thank you as always for your thoughtful comment. It’s so interesting that you should mention reading The Wind in the Willows—my partner reads it to me every winter. It is such a warm and cozy book to curl up with on cold winter evenings. We both love it. I wonder if the Danbos can read—I think they’d like it. I may have to introduce them to it! Thanks again for your comment, my friend. Wishing you a happy week. ~ Jeannie :))

      • Wow, great minds think alike ;)))))
        It is so sweet of your partner to read you The Wind in the Willows every winter! I agree, it’s perfect for curling up with a blanket during the cold winter. There is a Japanese translation, but I prefer to read it in the original English :) I do believe the Danbos will like ‘Willows’ very much! I hope your week is a good one, too.

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