The Morning Donkey Bray Orodara, Burkina Faso, West Africa September 19, 2007, 6:29 AM
The roosters are crowing. Sometime a dog barks. People are turning on their radios and televisions. People talking at full on, no volume control. I can hear the soft sweeping of the sand. Motorcycles or Mopeds are accelerating. Walking to who knows where… Some birds are chirping, but not competing well. Wheels rolling on the highway as semis past
Soon horns from cars and motorcycle will become dictators of the day.
I hear the bray of a Donkey and started to laugh; I do not remember ever hearing this noise as the sunrise, but a nice addition to a noisy world I live in, providing not in the same compound as mine. For sure, the Donkey has better manners than all the other animals around, he or she only brayed one time.
The world truly believes, if I am awake, then you should be awake, I am a lucky traveler, I normally wake up around 5:00 AM and hear them awake, instead of reacting to the noises.