27 Responses to Wisdom By Hindsight!

  1. tammy j says:

    i ADORE “donkey!”
    even though i love elephants.
    but if you ever saw any of the shrek movies… especially the first one…
    and HEARD that darling donkey speak … you’d know why so many likes were given to you.
    he was very wise too. a pain in the ass. (you should pardon the expression. but that’s what he was. literally and figuratively… to shrek)
    but you are no such thing. you are the wise donkey. not an ass.
    that’s why the rear view of the elephant does not your gravatar make!

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  2. Yes, the donkey is cuter. 🙂
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  3. Dun-Na-Sead says:

    the elephant is more fitting to the subject, of course, but also a bit unnerving- like wondering just what it is going to do- back up and smash you, or something else. the donkey is cute, but perhaps you could find an animal, like one of the three singing chipmunks, or a strong proud animal like a horse, looking backward over its shoulder?
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  4. Looney says:

    I was not under the impression that you were uncomfortable with your identity. It is rather hard to change who we are as we get older.
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  5. shackman says:

    Given those options only I like the elephant for the humor it shows
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  6. Anna says:

    I vote for the donkey.

  7. Either way, you’re declaring yourself an Ass, which does not become you.
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  8. Kaitlin says:

    Okay, when I read this I had to check Monk’s response… I thought she was calling you an a**? Not really her style. I like them both. The hindsight is clever, and I like the subtlety. The donkey is cute and a bit cheeky which might be appropriate, but too blatant? Your wit is often clever in the understatement, and I feel the elephant reflects this. To be clear, I am not casting my political views on this discussion. Maybe consider Dun-Na-Sead’s suggestion. Perhaps one of the monkeys (see no evil, hear no evil…).

  9. Cathy in NZ says:

    what about looking for an optical illusion – that you feels fits your wisdom…

  10. Mother says:

    Well, of course, if EITHER of them serve, it would fit with my literal mind that the hind end of the elephant syncs with HINDsight. As far as fitting you…I think of you neither as a donkey nor as the butt of anything.
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  11. Ursula says:

    Definitely the backside of an elephant. It’s funny, it’s witty and it is “hindsight”.

    My relationship with donkeys is not straightforward. I like Eyeore because no one grumbles as gracefully and with insight as he does. Indeed there is an art to looking as sorrowful as he does. And whilst I imagine Don Quixote’s “Rosinante”, a horse, as majestic as a clapped out mare can be under the circumstances, the image of his side kick Sancho Panza on his donkey never fails to make me smile. Other than that? Truth be told, a mule breaks my heart. Nothing wrong with being a working animal. However, when I see a donkey going round and round and round the well it makes my hair stand on end. Not, of course, that they do have a choice. On the other hand, and myself NOT being stubborn, I do admire exactly that: When they dig in their heels there is no moving them. Full marks for determination and being persistent.

    Finally, and end of my ode to all the elements of a donkey I do not see you fit, there is the exasperated cry “Du Esel”. It’s the motherland’s way of telling you that you are stupid – Esel meaning donkey/mule. Come to think of it: What is the difference between the two? Looney will know – no doubt.

    And lastly, my dear Ramana, do not forget: Elephants NEVER forget. Which is both a blessing and, sometimes, a curse.

    Looking forward,
    U
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