one day little blue floated down to terra firma. he didn't know what to think. 'earth is kind of scratchy', he said to no one in particular. 'i'm not sure about this.' just then a gentle breeze carried him back up into the air.
'now this is interesting,' he whispered. aloud he said, 'excuse me, i wonder if you could be so kind as to tell me where i am?' everyone within earshot began talking all at once. little blue couldn't make out one single word. 'well, this is a wash.' he listened as hard as he could. 'nope,' he sighed. 'a complete wash.' and little blue put on his best intently listening face, hoping and praying none of his new neighbors would notice that he not only wasn't responding, but had not a clue as to what in the sam hill they were carrying on about. little blue prided himself on his impeccable manners.
luckily he did not have to hide his miscomprehension for long. soon he found he was afloat once more. 'kind sir,' little blue began, 'pleased to make your acquaintance.' 'why hello there little buddy. name's tumbles. what's yours?' little blue was so excited. he introduced himself and stayed for tea and gravel bites. tumbles and little blue gabbed for hours. what a happy day this is, he thought. tumbles invited him to stay overnight, but before little blue could answer, he was swept up into the air again. 'bye bye,' he called over his shoulder. tumbles, who was looking smaller and smaller waved at him until he was clear out of sight.
the breeze picked up and little blue traveled about from spot to spot in quick succession. first he landed near triangle bend. 'this looks intriguing. i wonder what all this...'
... little blue never had the chance to finish his sentence. 'everyone comes and goes so quickly here,' he said. just then an updraft carried him up, up, up. little blue found himself atop a tree branch. he was perched delicately on the limb's farthest reach. the sun was so warm and the leaves so comfortable that little blue was soon dozing off.
little blue had a dream. in his dream he played with his feather friends. they flew through secret loops, chasing one another and laughing gaily.
they played hide and seek, little blue's favorite. he was very adept at staying as still as a steeple and as quiet as a marshmallow.
they played i spy. little blue was enchanted with his new surroundings and he and his dream friends spied and guessed for what seemed like forever.
suddenly, little blue awoke. 'where am i?' he asked. but no one answered. he looked around. he looked to his left. he looked to his right. he looked up high. he looked down and ... 'oh my stars,' he exclaimed. little blue noticed he was tucked into a tree knot. he could see so much. it was very much like in his dream. 'all i need now are my friends,' he said. 'i wonder where they can be?' then he remembered what his dear mother had taught him when he was a spud feather. 'if you wish it, they will come.' little blue closed his eyes and wished. he wished with all of his might. he liked his new home. 'i will communicate telepathically with my friends. i will wish like i've never wished before,' he said. little blue opened his eyes. the breeze had died down. all was still. he peeked around the corner.
little blue couldn't believe his eyes. he saw bright light off in the distance. he squinted and focused as hard as he could. he was mesmerized. and then, very close to the light, he could just make out something. he heard voices. all of his friends were fluttering toward him, leaping and tumbling over one another, bursting out in song to him with such happiness. 'hello!', little blue called out across the great expanse. 'where are you coming from? what are you doing here?' 'think,' pee wee perkins said, 'and you will see that you know.' little blue considered that for a moment. all of his friends were nearing now. they held their breath and waited in rapt attention. little blue smiled. 'believing is seeing,' he said. and because that is true, you know what happened next. they all, but most notably, little blue, lived happily ever after. the beginning.
sweet dreams, everyone. thanks for stopping by. until tomorrow. happiness to you. from me. with heart. ox joon