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Friday, October 14, 2011

Once upon a time ...

Frankie, Ella, Kornelius, Samson and I headed down to the vege patch early this morning ... and after wandering the gardens, seeing all the flowers in my plot and just enjoying the beauty and sanctity of having this space to ourselves, lots of gorgeous play bubbled away ... Frankie and Ella were in wonderland as there were lots of flowers they could actually pick and play with.  Samson and Kornelius kept wandering a small distance away and calling, 'We're going to find adventure!'   Which from what I could tell meant they took big purposeful strides away from us for a moment and soon dropped to look at the flowers and bugs.

Kornelius came and told me, 'Ah-nella, Anna told me and Samson, 'Handsome and Grattle' in the car.  I asked, 'Did you like it Kornelius?'  To which he replied, 'I did' and he gave me a precise of the story he'd heard ... then asked if I'd tell it to him ... and I began ...

A long time ago, a ...

Kornelius interrupted, 'Not like that.'

So I tried again, 'Once upon a time ...'

Kornelius interrupted, 'Not like that.'

I tried once more, 'How about like this Kornelius, There was a boy called Hansel and a girl called Gretel ...'

'No, not like that.'

'How about you tell me again?'

'No, I want you to tell me.'

Hmm ... 'How do you want me to start it Kornelius?'

'Can you tell the one about the girl?'

'Which girl is that?'

'The one with the red.'

'Little Red Riding Hood.'

'Yes, dat one.'

'Ok, Little Red Riding Hood and the big, bad wolf it is.'

'No, not that one with the wolf, she had foxes.'

O.K., my patience was starting to thin just a tad ... even though Kornelius was quite happy and content ... which showed he has a lot of patience, given how bad my fairytale knowledge was for him.

Then along came Samson.

Kornelius said, 'Hey Samson, do you want me to tell you the Handsome and Grattle story?'

'O.K.', said Samson

... and off Kornelius went ... Samson sat back as Samson does, more feeling how good it was that his friend wanted to tell him a story than anything else.

However ... Kornelius wasn't quite telling it like Samson wanted to hear it!

... I was about to learn how it was done ... all Samson had to do was lean across ... and in the quietest of voices tell Kornelius what he wanted in the story and Kornelius obliged ... right down to the point where he looked into Kornelius' face and said, 'I think you need Astro-boy in the story now.'

... and Kornelius happily obliged for his dear friend Samson.

Now that's what I call the power of love.

... meanwhile Frankie and Ella were totally immersed in creating immense beauty with each other and once done they decided it was time for a wedding.  To my eyes and ears they were calling for a ceremony in which they could share the beauty and the feeling of what they'd been immersed in ... in the best way they knew how.

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