In a small Middle Eastern town, a young man visits his cow well. This is no ordinary well – it’s an irrigation system which uses cattle to quickly and efficiently move thousands of gallons of water in one day. But the cow only works under one condition: the young man must be singing. If he stops singing, the cow doesn’t work.
“The cows are very musical.” The young man says.
600 years ago there were 1000 cows and 1000 people who’s job was to sing for them. If the people tried to push the cows they wouldn’t go. Singing to them was the only thing that worked. The cows are very musically motivated animals. The owner can keep singing for hours and the cow will keep moving, back and forth.
The young man’s singing voice is beautiful, and as he sings, the cow moves gracefully back and forth, drawing water from the well. It’s an amazing sight – and a testament to the power of music. When any other person would try to sing to the cow, the cow would not move. Yet the young man was able to connect with the cow on a deeper level perhaps.
Who knew that singing could be so useful? Certainly not the young man, who only started singing to the cows because his father told him it was necessary. But now, he can’t imagine doing anything else. It’s become a part of who he is – and it’s brought him closer to nature in a way that nothing else could.
The young man singing to his cow is a common sight in this town. It’s a tradition that has been passed down for generations, and it’s one that the people here take great pride in. The singing not only brings the community together, but it also helps to keep the cattle healthy and productive.
This unique system is just one of many things that make this small town special. It’s a place where singing and music are an integral part of everyday life, and it’s all thanks to the hard-working cows.
The next time you’re feeling down, or like you can’t do something, remember the story of the singing young man and his hard working musical cow. Maybe all you need is a little singing to get things moving. After all, music has a way of making even the impossible seem possible. Who knows, maybe your cow will start singing too! Thanks for reading. Until next time.