I don’t know when I first saw this image — maybe on a 4H Club commercial, decades ago? — but it comes to mind on occasion. Imagine a big, plump sheep. A sheep so laden with wool, it almost doesn’t look like a sheep; looks, instead, like a huge dirty cauliflower. Now imagine a skinny-minnie sheep, leaping and bounding through green, green, green hillocks. Imagine it soaring in slow motion, giddy. Catch just the right angle, and you’ll agree that sheep, indeed, have smiles.
The best part is, both of these sheep are the same animal. The leaping one happens to be shorn, and boy, does it feel good! At 1:13am last night — or this morning, if you prefer — I finished my last remaining chapter for Foundation Flash CS3 for Designers. And yes, I’m sporting a dreamy, sheepish grin.
Now I just have to whittle down my inbox. I got it down to 83!