Chicks and Ducks and Geese…

I am interested in symbolism that represents the human experience.  When I saw Margie Perry’s painting of Highland Farm, I wondered about the significance of the geese in the forefront.  I found the following online:

A Goose totem reflects a stimulation of childhood thrills and the belief in stories and legends. The stories we loved as children often reflect our life quest. Think about the stories that affected you the most and see what in them you took into your adult life. The Goose also helps in communication, especially with the written word.  It is also a symbol of fertility and marital fidelity. Goose people have an innate belief that there is just one special person for each one. Their honking call speaks of the fulfilled promises that great quests bring.

This is a perfect match for Oscar and Dorothy Hammerstein.  I especially love the last sentence that speaks of the “fulfilled promises that great quests bring.”  Interesting, that the rainbow is also a symbol of promises fulfilled.  In Climb Ev’ry Mountain from The Sound of Music, Oscar wrote, “Follow every rainbow till you find your dream.”

Margie’s painting is a dream come true.  Here it is once again for your enjoyment.

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