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Conversations with the volcano

Conversations with the volcano

I live next door to a volcano. We are good friends and have lunch together everyday. I sit on its rim, with my feet dangling over the edge, usually eating a sandwich.

The volcano likes to share with me its plans for future eruptions. I never realized all the considerations involved in an eruption, probably because I’ve never done it.

I share with the volcano the things I’ve recently experienced. Like today I told about the bluebird that woke me this morning by taping on my bedroom window. The volcano asked if I thought it was a positive omen. I said that I would have to see.

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The miserable lake

The miserable lake

I stood at the edge of the lake.

The lake said, “What do you want?”

I said, “Nothing, I’m just here to feel peaceful.”

The lake said, “I wish I were peaceful.”

I said, “What do you mean?”

The lake said, “I’m unhappy because I wish I were an Ocean, and I hate that I smell like fish, and I can’t seem to get rid of the algae, and I should have more and better waves, and I’m bugged that when people get in me, they shudder and complain that I’m too cold.”

I said, “I gotta go.”

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I’m so glad you stopped by.

I’m so glad you stopped by.

frog greeting

“Hi, it’s me, Chalmers the frog. Thanks for visiting. I was hoping you would come by.

It’s not that I have a message. It’s just that I like your hereness. Your personal aroma delights me.

I often think of that time we visited Paris. At the top of the Eiffel Tower, you told me that I was your best friend. You held my webbed hand. We breathed together.

I also think of the time we bought The Soap Store franchise. We were entranced each store featured over 1000 different brands of soap!”

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Me and the star

Me and the star

star

I laid out on the grass in my backyard and looked up at the night sky.

I noticed one star that seemed to be looking at me. I waved. The star twinkled.

I said, “How’s your night?”

The star said, “Where I come from it’s never night or day.”

I said, “Well, here’s your right now?”

The star said, “It’s nice since you started talking to me.”

I said, “I feel the same about you.”

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Seeking some more advice from Shiva

Seeking some more advice from Shiva

I felt frustrated and climbed eighteen hours to the top of Mount Mendenenend to seek advice from Shiva. I came across Shiva who was sitting cross-legged on a mat.

Shiva said, “What is it now?”

I said, “I’m frustrated.”

Shiva said, “Okay, sit next to me, under the Moonlight.”

I sat down next to Shiva. An hour went by. Then another two hours. I fell asleep. When I woke up, I was back at home, in my bed. I heard a sound coming from the kitchen. I asked who was there.

Shiva came into my bedroom, with a plate, loaded down with a foot high of food. Shiva sat down on the end of my bed and began to eat.

I said, “How did we get back to my place?”

Shiva said, “The problem with you is you’re always asking questions. Sometimes you just have to enjoy a full plate of food.”