A Mistake Becomes a Solution

I was feeling a general sense of consternation and decided to clear my head and go for a walk. It was snowy and cold and I had to look down so as to not get snow in my eyes. I learned the hard way last year when I tried to brave it and my eye lashes froze together. I had to feel my way home and then when I got there, used a hair dryer to thaw out my lashes.

I had walked for a couple of hours when I decided to look up. I was deep in the forest. I looked around and just saw snowed covered trees. It was now night. I was cold and tired. I saw a cave and went in to rest and warm up. I found a spot on the ground and curled up and took a nap.

When I woke, I was surprised to find myself spooned by a sleeping bear. The great thing is it was very warm. I thought this was better than any electric blanket, down comforter combination I’d ever come up with. I couldn’t believe how comfortable I felt. The thing about true comfort is it erases all worries from your mind. I wasn’t considering that I might be the bear’s dinner. I actually thought, “Maybe the bear just went into hibernation and I can enjoy this for a while.” I fell back asleep.

I awoke in the morning. The bear was still behind me. I was still quite comfortable, but I was hungry and decided to get up. I started to lift the bear’s arm that was around me.

The bear said, “Where you going?”

I said, “…I thought I’d get some breakfast.”

The bear said, “Can I come?”

I said, “Yes.”

We walked a half mile and went to a local diner. I had an omelet. The bear had bacon and eggs.

While in mid-bite I was overcome with emotion and said, “Oh, my God, I think I’m in love with you!”

2 Responses to “A Mistake Becomes a Solution”

  1. I wish I knew what you were saying in English. But I love looking at your writing.

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